United State It saw a record number of new infections with the Coronavirus for the second day in a row on Friday, with more than 94,000 cases reported just days before voters decided whether Donald Trump should stay in the White House.
Agence France-Presse reported that the dramatically high number of cases helped increase the United States’ tally to exceed 9 million cases reported since the start of the epidemic, while the number of cases in Europe exceeded 10 million and France I entered into a new insurance.
The increasingly spreading pandemic is forcing other nations to consider following suit – but Trump has vowed that the United States will not be among them if he wins a second term on Tuesday.
The United States set a daily record for new infections on Friday, recording more than 94,000 cases in 24 hours according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University – just one day after the previous high of 91,000.
Hospitals across the country have been preparing as cases spike in nearly every state and the winter flu season looms.
But during his campaign, Trump remained defiant, who said the virus was “going to disappear”.
“We just want normal,” he told his supporters – many of them unmasked – at an open-air rally near Detroit, as he pushed states to ease restrictions on public health and resume daily life.
He once again bucked health experts in his administration and expelled the more than 229,000 Americans who had already died of Covid-19, saying, “If you get it, it will get better, and then you will be immune.”
Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who has sought to turn the November 3 election into a referendum on Trump’s handling of the pandemic, has accused his Republican rival of succumbing to the virus.
“It is a very harsh indictment against a president’s record as one can imagine, and it is completely incompetent,” he said in a statement on Friday.
Virus fears also hit Wall Street, which suffered its worst week and month since March on Friday with another losing session as markets prepare for elections.
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