World With election looming, US faces record surge of coronavirus cases Updated : October 31, 2020 09:08 AM IST The United States recorded its 9 millionth case on Friday, nearly 3 percent of the population. Almost 229,000 died since the outbreak of the pandemic early this year, according to a Reuters tally of publicly reported data. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.