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Coronavirus Tuesday: The U.S. reported a record of more than 500,000 cases this past week, as the coronavirus raged across the country, especially the American heartland.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:43 PM EST

The U.S. has reported a record daily average of about 71,000 new cases over the past week, an increase of about 40 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Eighteen states, including Illinois, have recorded their highest seven-day average of new cases, and three states (Tennessee, Wisconsin and Oklahoma) have set a record seven-day average for deaths. On Tuesday, Oklahoma and Wyoming broke single-day death records and Kentucky reported a new daily cases record.
The New York Times