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Coronavirus updates: California becomes second U.S. state to surpass 1 million Covid cases

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Daily new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in the U.S., setting fresh records. More than 143,000 new infections were recorded on Wednesday, according to newly revised data from Johns Hopkins University. That's the highest single-day tally yet and pushes the national seven-day average to 127,474 — 35% higher than where the country was a week ago.

Here are some of the biggest developments Thursday:

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The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 52.6 million
  • Global deaths: At least 1.29 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 10.54 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 242,066