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The US reported 170,333 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the single-day count for the fourth day in a row, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
President Donald Trump has not acknowledged the unprecedented surge in cases on his Twitter, instead sending out a flurry of tweets with unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud — claims some of his own government officials have disputed.
In addition to the new cases, The COVID Tracking Project reported 1,301 new deaths and 68,516 current hospitalizations, which also broke the previous hospitalizations record that was set the day before. Daily new case counts have repeatedly broken records, rising each day this week from 130,989 on Tuesday, 144,499 on Wednesday, and 150,526 on Thursday.
On Friday, shortly after the record number of new cases was reported, Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim about the election, saying “700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!”
Insider, along with major news broadcasters and newspapers, has projected President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of Pennsylvania, based on voter tallies. It is unclear what exactly he was referring to, and Twitter attached …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics