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US sets new coronavirus record, as Biden adviser says no plans for nationwide lockdown

President-elect Joe Biden’s top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging pandemic, as the US set a single-day record of more than 167,000 new cases.It was the ninth consecutive day with more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases. Coronavirus-related deaths increased to 2,141, the most since late June.The daily caseload has more than doubled in 13 states over the past two weeks, most of them in the Midwest.The increasingly dire…

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