West Virginia has reached a record high of COVID-19 hospitalizations and the US is seeing a record high of active COVID-19 cases, President Donald Trump continuing to say "We have turned the corner" in fighting the pandemic.

U.S. breaks record for new virus cases that was set in July.

More than 82,000 new cases of the virus were reported across the country on Friday, shattering a single-day record set on July 16.

The rise in cases this month has been steady and inexorable, with no plateau in sight. Experts warn of a further surge as cold weather sets in.

Ohio has reached a record high in new cases.

Kanawha County has 1,000 active cases.

The WV and the nation's epidemiologists are warning the worst could be coming for the USA.

On Thursday, more than 75,000 cases of the coronavirus were announced in the United States. That’s the second-highest daily total nationwide since the pandemic began.

Eight states set single-day case records, and 13 states have added more cases in the past week than in any other seven-day stretch.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 325 new COVID-19 cases and 4 additional deaths in its report on Friday.

The DHHR announced 323 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths, including the death of an Upshur County resident, in its report on Thursday.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of 10 a.m., October 23, 2020, there have been 709,156 (+5,155) total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 21,392 (+325) total cases and 422 (+4) deaths.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 73-year old male from Putnam County, a 95-year old male from Putnam County, an 83-year old male from Putnam County, and a 95-year old female from Brooke County.

According to the DHHR’s coronavirus dashboard, there are currently 4,602 (+129) active cases and 16,368 (+202) recovered cases in the state.

Listed below are the total numbers of COVID-19 cases per county, according to the DHHR’s latest report:

CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (165), Berkeley (1,497), Boone (325), Braxton (56), Brooke (201), Cabell (1,293), Calhoun (33), Clay (58), Doddridge (69), Fayette (745), Gilmer (64), Grant (179), Greenbrier (167), Hampshire (123), Hancock (207), Hardy (102), Harrison (632), Jackson (368), Jefferson (554), Kanawha (3,459), Lewis (72), Lincoln (225), Logan (738), Marion (367), Marshall (274), Mason (170), McDowell (112), Mercer (644), Mineral (207), Mingo (546), Monongalia (2,259), Monroe (223), Morgan (123), Nicholas (180), Ohio (487), Pendleton (75), Pleasants (23), Pocahontas (68), Preston (192), Putnam (827), Raleigh (712), Randolph (399), Ritchie (34), Roane (94), Summers (92), Taylor (165), Tucker (61), Tyler (30), Upshur (234), Wayne (531), Webster (25), Wetzel (134), Wirt (37), Wood (519), Wyoming (216). The United States recorded more than 75,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday — a mere hundreds of cases away a single-day record set in July. The Times reports 75,049 cases on Thursday compared to some 75,600 on July 16 during the nation’s second case peak. The country has now reached an average of 62,000 daily coronavirus cases inching closer to the average of 66,000 daily cases we saw in mid-July. The recent numbers, who show a 30% spike in cases over the last 14 days, certainly indicate we’re now in the middle of a third COVID-19 peak — and possibly on the path to the highest mark yet. Deaths are starting to climb as well. After being relatively flat last week, we’ve seen a 9% increase in COVID fatalities in the 14-day average. While 828 deaths were reported Thursday, we saw a death toll of 1,170 on Wednesday. That’s the highest daily figure in a month, according to the New York Times.