US reports over 69,000 new cases of Coronavirus



The US on Friday reported at least 69,000 new cases of Coronavirus, the most in a single day since July.

This is coming amid an alarming nationwide rise in cases that experts say marks the start of a fall surge.

On July 29, the US reported more than 71,300 infections, about two weeks after the country's peak daily case count of more than 77,000. That summer surge eventually waned, and daily averages dipped to a little more than 34,300 by September 12.

But now, the country is averaging more than 55,000 new cases daily over the past week, up more than 60% since mid-September's dip. 

The case upticks have prompted state leaders to push new measures in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus.