The previous record, also according to Johns Hopkins, had been reached on October 23 with 83,731 records.
With the new numbers, the US approaches 9 million confirmed cases of the new coronavirus since January, when there was the first registration in the country. More than 228,000 people died from Covid-19 in the country.
As of 10:30 pm on Thursday (Brasília time), the number on the Johns Hopkins website was 8,941,770 cases and 228,627 deaths.
In addition, the worsening of the pandemic comes less than a week from the US presidential election, and the fight against coronavirus has become one of the main themes of the campaign.
President Donald Trump, who is trying to get re-elected by the Republican Party, has been saying that the health crisis is close to ending and holds rallies with thousands of people. Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden has criticized the American government’s stance in the pandemic and advocates the use of masks across the country.
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