The number of newcases in the United States rose Wednesday for a third straight day, with more than 62,000 new cases reported, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Worldwide, more new cases were reported than ever before: over 443,000. That marks the fifth time in just over a week the global record for new cases was broken.
Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates are among the nations recording record-breaking numbers of new infections.
In the U.S.,are feeling the brunt of the fall surge. Wisconsin’s governor announced the state has reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death toll, with 48 lives lost to the virus. A hospital overflow facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park has also accepted its first patient.
“We are thankful to have this facility available to Wisconsinites and our hospitals, but also saddened that this is where Wisconsin is at today,” Governor Tony Evers said in a news release.