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Twelve US states reported record numbers of new corona infections on Thursday. The day before, nearly 105,000 thousand new cases were reported across the country, a record.

The virus is raging across the country, but is particularly widespread in the Midwest, in states like Illinois and Texas. The states that reported record numbers on Thursday are Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, Maine, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah and West Virginia.

The number of corona patients in American hospitals has risen to over 52,000. The record was in July, when there were over 58,000. On average, 850 Americans die from Covid-19 every day, 150 more than a month ago. The total number of deaths stands at more than 234,000, by far the highest in the world.

Italy in trouble too

Italy has registered 34,505 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reports. This is the highest daily infections ever in the southern European country. On Wednesday, Italy recorded 30,550 infections.

In the past twenty-four hours, 445 people have died from Covid-19, compared to 352 the day before. It is the first time since May 2 that the number of corona deaths exceeds 400.

In total, 40,192 people died from Covid-19 in Italy. The country is ranked sixth worldwide in terms of deaths from the disease.

Some 824,879 coronavirus infections have been registered in Italy since the outbreak began. The northern Lombardy region remains the hardest hit, reporting 8,822 new cases Thursday, up from 7,758 on Wednesday. The southern region of Campania was the second most affected area with 3,888 new cases.

To get the virus wave under control, a curfew is in force in the country from Friday. The government in Rome has also introduced a partial lockdown for several regions.

France

In France, a record number of 58,046 new infections with the coronavirus have been counted in the past 24 hours, the health authorities report. On Wednesday the country still registered 40,558 infections.

The figure was released shortly after Paris announced new measures on top of a second national lockdown in effect since last Friday. In the capital, for example, from Thursday between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., no more meals may be collected or delivered. Also, no alcohol may be sold during those hours.

The number of people in France who died of Covid-19 increased by 363 to 39,037, up from 385 on Wednesday. The total number of infections with the lung virus is now 1,601,367.

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