U.S. coronavirus infections surged by at least 129,606, according to a Reuters tally, the third consecutive daily rise of more than 100,000 cases as a third wave of Covid-19 sweeps the United States.

Coronavirus cases in the United States surged by at least 120,276, according to a Reuters tally, the second consecutive daily record rise as the outbreak spreads in every region.

The number of coronavirus patients in U.S. hospitals breached 50,000, the highest level in nearly three months, as a surge in infections threatens to push the nation’s health care system to the edge of capacity.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States hit another record high, rising 18% week-over-week to more than 575,000, while deaths inched up 3%, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.

U.S. coronavirus cases crossed the 9 million mark, rising by 1 million in two weeks as the world’s worst-affected country faces a resurgence in the pandemic just ahead of elections.

UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin has been rushing to convert available space into units for Covid-19 patients, as the state’s medical facilities struggle to keep pace with a surge in new infections.

The United States saw the country’s highest-ever number of new Covid-19 cases in the past two days, keeping the pandemic a top election issue as Vice President Mike Pence travels the U.S. to campaign despite close aides testing positive.

New cases of Covid-19 rose in 27 out of 50 U.S. states in September compared with August, led by an increase of 111% in Wisconsin, according to a Reuters analysis.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States rose two weeks in a row in 27 out of 50 states, with North Carolina and New Mexico both reporting increases above 50% last week, according to a Reuters analysis.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million – more than 20% of the world’s total – as Midwest states reported spikes in Covid-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally.