All of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.
By mid-September, average daily infections began to drop to more than 34,000.
As of Sunday, mainland China had 85,685 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said.
A fitness influencer who thought COVID-19 didn't exist has died at the age of 33 after contracting the virus on a trip to Turkey. The seven-day average has climbed to almost 36,000, and has climbed from 30,000 over the last month.
"That indicates people are really severely sick and they need to be in the hospital, and that curve has also started up again, which is troubling", he told CNN on Friday. Minnesota reported a 19% increase in cases between the weeks ending October 4 and October 11, which state health officials said is linked to widespread transmission rather than clustered outbreaks, according to the memo. Six major hospitals in the state were reported to have no more ICU surge capacity, the memo said. Seven states saw a record for Covid-19 hospitalizations Thursday - Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Cases in CT and Florida, on the other hand, increased by 50% or more.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned that infection rates are far too high heading into the end of the year.
North Dakota and South Dakota have the highest per capita case rates - South Dakota's average case rate over the last two weeks reached almost 24 per cent, more than four times the national average, The COVID Tracking Project reported. On Friday, the USA reported the most infections in a single day since July.
The country averages more than 53,000 new cases a day and at least 26 states report more than 1,000 new infections a day this week. The United States has more than eight million epidemics and more than 218,000 Americans have died.
By May 20, all USA states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
New cases are static in the remaining states.
"Every New Mexican can and must do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, limiting their interactions with others, and wearing their masks", Grisham tweeted.