Nov. 8 (UPI) — America reported one other file excessive in day by day COVID-19 circumstances on Sunday as president-elect Joe Biden stated he plans to launch his personal coronavirus taskforce upon taking workplace.

The nation added 126,742 circumstances on Saturday, topping 100,000 new infections for the fourth consecutive day, whereas the loss of life toll rose by greater than 1,000 for the fifth consecutive day as 1,040 new fatalities have been reported, in line with Johns Hopkins College’s COVID-19 tracker.

General, the USA has reported 9,860,558 circumstances and 237,113 deaths because the begin of the pandemic, in line with Johns Hopkins.

Throughout his victory speech on Saturday, Biden — after repeatedly condemning President Donald Trump’s response to the virus on the marketing campaign path — stated he deliberate to assemble a gaggle of specialists to guide his virus response.

“On Monday, I’ll identify a gaggle of main scientists and specialists as transition advisers to assist take the Biden-Harris COVID plan and convert into an motion blueprint that stars on Jan. 20, 2021,” stated Biden.

Biden deputy marketing campaign supervisor Kate Bedingfield informed NBC Information’ Meet the Press Sunday that the crew will probably be led by former surgeon basic Dr. Vivec Murthy and type Meals and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessler, who’ve been advising his marketing campaign because the onset of the pandemic.

California leads the nation with 956,957 circumstances and has the third-highest loss of life whole at 17,939 deaths because the onset of the pandemic, whereas Texas is second in each circumstances and deaths with 956,234 infections and 18,743 fatalities as of Saturday.

Florida ranks third within the nation with 843,897 circumstances after including 6,820 new circumstances Sunday along with reporting 22 new deaths for the nation’s fourth-highest loss of life toll at 17,333.

New York ranks fourth within the nation in circumstances with 525,608 and maintains the nation’s highest loss of life toll at 25,928 as of Saturday of confirmed fatalities and 33,694 together with possible ones.

Illinois was fifth in circumstances with a complete of 487,987 after including 10,009 new circumstances and 42 new deaths for a complete of 10,196.