Virus cases continue climbing in US during holiday season

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(Associated Press) – Coronavirus infections across the U.S. continue to rise as the country moves deeper into a holiday period where eagerly anticipated gatherings of family and friends could push numbers even higher.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows a new daily high of nearly 228,000 additional COVID-19 cases was reported Friday, eclipsing the previous high mark of 217,000 cases set the day before.

The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 attributable deaths in the U.S. has passed 2,000 for the first time, to 2,011. Two weeks ago, the seven-day average was 1,448. There were 2,607 deaths reported in the U.S. on Friday.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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