Melissa Leaston Director of nursing at Whittier Street Health Center swabs Steve Rose of Boston at a COVID testing site in Nubian Square on October 15, 2020 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
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The United States reported more than 69,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily count the nation has reported since late July.
The U.S. has now reported more than 8 million Covid-19 cases and at least 218,600 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The surge in coronavirus cases comes as infectious disease experts warn the U.S. could face a “substantial third wave” of…