The U.S. hit a peak number for new reported coronavirus infections over the weekend as health experts warn of a difficult winter season.
According to Johns Hopkins, the U.S. recorded 83,718 new COVID-19 infections Saturday. Just the day before, on Friday, there were 83,757 new cases recorded. Prior to these cases, the most cases reported in the United States on a single day had been more than 77,360 in mid-July.
Health experts say this current surge in coronavirus cases is just a preview of what's to come by next year with some saying the U.S. will easily start to see six-digit daily case tallies. Researchers at the University of Washington currently forecast the country's COVID-19 death toll could exceed 318,000 by January 1.
The U.S. tops the world for the highest number of reported COVID-19 infections with more than 8.5 million cases and more than 224,000 deaths.
Additional reporting by the Associated Press. Contains footage from CNN.