New Daily U.S. Coronavirus Cases Jump Nearly 20%, Hitting Almost 122,000

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A woman reacts as she leaves the Illinois Department of Employment Security WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Thursday. The state has reported a spike of nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases. It also reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states due to the pandemic.

The U.S. recorded nearly 122,000 new daily coronavirus cases, a sharp uptick over the previous day that saw the country's first six-figure increase since the start of the pandemic.

(Image credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP)