As coronavirus cases in the U.S. climb towards another peak, new daily cases have reached their highest point yet in 17 states, according to the New York Times.

In a story reported on by WTEN/News 10 Albany, on Thursday, new confirmed cases climbed over the 65,000 mark—a total the country hasn’t seen since the end of July. Additionally, we’re seeing cases rise in more than 45 states, according to a Times tracking tool.

The U.S. leads the world with 7.9 million coronavirus cases and some 217,000 confirmed deaths. Globally, there have been 39 million reported cases and 1.09 million confirmed deaths.

As the nation experiences a 25% increase in confirmed cases, here’s a look at the percentage of increases in COVID-19 cases around the Capital Region:

  • Vermont: Average of nine cases per day, an increase of 110% from the average two weeks earlier
  • New York: Average of 1,329 cases per day, an increase of 29% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Massachusetts: Average of 663 cases per day, an increase of 20% from the average two weeks earlier

Almost every state in the country has seen an increase of some kind with only two states seeing decreases:

  • Hawaii: Average of 89 cases per day, a decrease of 17% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Maine: Average of 28 cases per day, a decrease of 9% from the average two weeks earlier

For more on the story and a closer look at the numbers for the other states, check out WTEN/News 10's website here and we thank them for the update.

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