U.S. Records 70,000 New Cases in a Day for the First Time Since July

More than 70,450 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Friday, the highest figure since July 24, according to a New York Times database. More than 900 new deaths were recorded.

The virus has also been surging globally: a record 415,000-plus cases on Friday, a record.

Coronavirus Global Updates: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S. India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins researchers.

Uncontrolled outbreaks in the Midwest and Mountain West are driving the surge.