From USA Today
By Adrianna Rodriguez, Jessica Flores, and Jorge, L. Ortiz
January 1, 1970
The U.S. had more than 481,372 new cases of COVID-19 last week, setting a record for the most new infections reported in a week since the pandemic began.
Nearly half the country set records for new COVID-19 cases in a week while five states had a record number of deaths in a week: Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Wisconsin’s public health officials and contact tracers say they’re struggling to keep up with virus spread, while the small city of El Paso, Texas is airlifting COVID-19 patients to neighboring hospitals and converting the civic center into a medical site for an additional 100 beds.
The U.S. reports a new COVID-19 case every 1.26 seconds, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.