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Daily COVID-19 Infections In US At New High

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Daily COVID-19 infections in the United States reached a new high on Monday.

1,67,708 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours was the worst daily toll in the country since the pandemic began.

With this, the country's total number of COVID-19 infections increased to 11205485, as per latest data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

1003 new deaths in the same period took the total casualties to 247220.

Since the beginning of this month, cases are multiplying in the United States, breaking all-time records day-by-day.

More than 100,000 COVID-19 cases have been announced nationwide every day since November 4, and are feared to touch the 200,000 mark as the winter approaches.

President-elect Joe Biden has warned that President Donald Trump's non-co-operation in transition could cost lives due to lack of co-ordination to tackle the pandemic.

Addressing his supporters in Delaware on Monday, Biden said, "More people may die if we don't co-ordinate."

Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that breast milk is not a likely source of COVID-19 infection.

A revised guidance that the agency issued on Monday for women, who are breastfeeding while they have suspected or confirmed Covid-19, provides more clarity on the infection chances.

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