US breaks COVID-19 case record for third straight day

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The number of new U.S. COVID-19 cases continued to break records for the third day straight on Friday, when more than 97,000 infections were reported, according to NBC News.

That number tops Thursday’s previous record-breaking 90,456 cases.

And Thursday’s number had broken Wednesday’s record high of 80,662 new cases.

In all, it is the fifth time since Oct. 22 that the number of new daily cases reached a record high.

There were 969 reported deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, the network reported.

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