New U.S. COVID-19 deaths down; cases under 100K for 1st time since November


New COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States have reached significant lows, according to updated data on Monday — with the former falling below 100,000 for the first time since early November.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there were only about 88,000 new cases on Sunday. That’s the lowest one-day figure since Christmas Day and the first time since Nov. 2 that new U.S. cases have been below 100,000.

For much of January, new cases nationwide exceeded 200,000, according to the data.

The additions Sunday continued a very pronounced decline in U.S. cases since almost 300,000 were reported for a single day in the first week of January.

There were just under 1,300 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States on Sunday, the data show, the lowest single-day toll since late December.