USA sets new single-day record with over 3,000 virus deaths

The United States has crossed an ominous new threshold of 3,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day as hospitalizations continued to surge to record highs.

At least 3,124 Americans died yesterday, which is the highest number of deaths in a single day throughout the pandemic. The previous single-day record was last Thursday when 2,879 deaths were recorded.

The number of COVID patients hospitalized across the country continues to surge to all-time highs with 106,688 currently being treated, which is up 18 percent over the previous two weeks.

There were 221,267 new infections recorded yesterday.

Deaths from COVID-19 in the US have soared to more than 2,200 a day on average, matching the peak reached at the height of the pandemic last April, in the aftermath of Thanksgiving. Cases per day are now eclipsing 200,000 on average for the first time on record.

The virus has now killed more than 288,000 Americans and some 15.3 million have been infected since January.

The grim tolls comes on the same day a panel of FDA advisers will meet to weigh whether to recommend the agency authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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Source: Daily Mail