By Mike Hills
Visual journalist

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  • Coronavirus pandemic

Americans may have tuned out of coronavirus news as they focused on the outcome of the presidential election, but the pandemic has quietly been getting worse in the country.

The number of infections in the US has reached new heights in recent days, surpassing 160,000 cases in one day for the first time since the outbreak began.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, has warned that the country faces "a very challenging and ominous situation" as it approaches winter.

So how bad is the situation and how much does it vary across the country?