Friday, December 4, 2020

US hits record-high COVID-19 daily cases, hospitalizations as caseload tops 14 mln -

The United States has set new world records of single-day COVID-19 case count and hospitalizations, as the total number of confirmed cases surpassed 14 million on Thursday.

It took only six days for the country to add another 1 million new infections.

A total of 196,227 new cases and 2,762 deaths were reported across the nation on Wednesday, according to data updated Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The new daily case count set a new world record, bringing 7-day average daily increase to over 163,000. Wednesday also marked the 25th consecutive day that daily case increase in the United States surpassed 100,000.

The daily death count also marked a new high since late April.

The latest figure from The COVID Tracking Project showed there were 100,226 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the United States, the first time hospitalizations exceeded 100,000.

Long-term care facilities in the United States were hit hard by the pandemic with over 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as of last week, according to the tracking project.

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