Daily cases soared above 160,000, just eight days after the country had its first 100,000-case day. Here’s the latest. : Daily cases soar above 160,000, just eight days after the country had its first 100,000-case day. South Korea tries to help delivery couriers, whose workloads have intensified during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic is spreading with frightening speed throughout the United States, shattering records on a daily basis, stretching medical resources to the breaking point and once again prompting states, counties and cities to consider economically devastating lockdowns.