U.S. Continues To Set Daily COVID-19 Death Records

The United States has recorded more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day for the first time.

The United States has recorded more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day for the first time.

Aside from the single-day record, the number of people hospitalized because of the virus soared past 106,000 last Wednesday.

“Our daily update is published. States reported 1.8 million tests, 210k cases, and a record 106,688 COVID-19 patients in US hospitals. There were 3,054 reported deaths today — the highest single-day total to date,” said the COVID Tracking project on Twitter.

Since the pandemic started early this year, more than 8 million people in the US have been infected with the virus while more than 223,000 people have died.

The state of Texas currently has the most recorded cases in the country, followed by Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida.

With the total death count nearing 290,000, the U.S. is also expected to pass 300,000 deaths in the coming week as more cases are expected in winter and the holiday season.

According to the COVID Tracking Project, daily cases have almost doubled, hospitalizations have almost doubled, and the seven-day average of deaths has almost tripled as of Wednesday. 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Robert Redfield warned Americans last week to brace for another 200,000 more deaths by February next year. 


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