The United States reported a record increase in coronavirus cases for a fourth consecutive day with at least 131,420 new infections, bringing the country’s total caseload to about 9.91 million, according to a Reuters tally.

The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States last week rose 24% to more than 485,000 while the number of tests performed rose 5.5%, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.

Premiums for an average health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act dropped by 2% for the 2021 coverage year, according to a report released by the Trump administration, which is seeking to invalidate the 2010 healthcare law.

Six states reported record numbers of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, including Wisconsin, where officials issued a new order limiting the size of indoor public gatherings.

Nine U.S. states reported record increases in Covid-19 cases over the last seven days, mostly in the upper Midwest and West where chilly weather is forcing more activities indoors.

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.

Adult obesity is rising in the United States – with a greater impact on racial and ethnic minorities – a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report showed, at a time when the health condition is seen causing heightened risk for severe Covid-19.

Seven U.S. states reported record one-day increases in Covid-19 cases so far in September even as the average daily number of new infections is falling nationally.

The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the United States fell 17 percent, the fifth straight week of declines, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports.