U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Hit Eight-month High

FILE PHOTO: A critical care respiratory therapist works with a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

The number of coronavirus patients in U.S. hospitals has breached 100,000, the highest level in eight months, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, as a resurgence of COVID-19 spurred by the highly contagious Delta variant strains the nation’s health care system.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Anurag Maan in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Michael Perry