NBC News reports 144,305 cases were recorded on Wednesday, November 11 – the eighth day above 100,000.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country has recorded 846,956 coronavirus cases in the last seven days.
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The states with the highest totals in the past week are Illinois (74,906), Texas (57,457), Wisconsin (42,780) and the most populated state of California (42,546).
There have been more than one million coronavirus cases recorded in Texas since the pandemic began and more than 10 million nationwide.
The US COVID-19 death toll has now passed 240,000.
Appearing on ABC’s 7.30 on Wednesday night, Dr Anthony Fauci said the US is “going through a very difficult situation”.
“Every day we seem to be setting another record,” the US’ top infectious disease expert and coronavirus task force member said.
However in regards to “lockdowns”, he said that approach would be “almost the last resort”.
Dr Fauci noted Australia was an example of a “very successful result of a lockdown” and now “at a very good baseline”.
“We know there is a considerable amount of COVID-19 fatigue globally and certainly in the United States,” he told the ABC.
“I don’t think that would be well received. I don’t think you need to lock down. I think people have a misperception that when you say, ‘Wear masks, avoid crowds, keep your distance,’ that that means locking down. It doesn’t.
“You can keep small and large businesses open so long as you implement certain fundamental public health practices.”