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U.S. reports 10 millionth coronavirus case

On Sunday, the United States recorded its 10 millionth coronavirus case, becoming the first country in the world to reach that number.

The U.S. has reported one million cases over the last 10 days, including a record 131,420 cases on Saturday. Globally, the number of coronavirus cases surpassed 50 million on Sunday.

The U.S. is being hit by a third wave of the coronavirus, with cases surging in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. In Minnesota, daily new case reports have doubled since Halloween, and residents have been warned by the state health department that gatherings of any size are risky.

As of Sunday, more than 237,000 people have died of the virus in the United States. On Saturday, the number of reported deaths surpassed 1,000 for a fifth consecutive day.