The latest wave of coronavirus has swept the nation, with sixteen states setting new records for their seven-day running average of new cases and the nation registering 23 straight days of more than 100,000 new cases.
According to the COVID Tracking Project, the United States saw 150,000 new cases on Saturday, a break from previous patterns where numbers would typically drop over a weekend and particularly during a holiday.
Based on Worldometers data, California was the only state to log more than 10,000 new cases today. Michigan and Illinois were the only states to register more than 100 COVID-related fatalities Saturday.
The US also jumped to ninth in world rankings for per capita coronavirus fatalities; among countries with more than 100,000 in population, the US ranks seventh.