More than 100,000 Americans are in COVID-19 hospital, while the nation has recorded its one-worst daily death toll since the pandemic began.
COVID Tracking Project data show 100,226 people hospitalized on Wednesday with coronavirus disease — a figure that has been steadily rising for weeks. Meanwhile, 3,157 new deaths were recorded on Wednesday, surpassing April 15’s previous peak of 2,607 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The number of hospital beds in COVID-19 patients far outstrips peaks of around 59,000 in mid-April and July. Early last month, the number of hospitalizations again reached that mark and has been increasing ever since.
About 273,000 people have died from COVID-19 since the first cases were identified in January.
Record-breaking numbers news hits the same day. Announced a major step in the development of coronavirus immunizations, formally approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s emergency vaccine.
U.S. Hits 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; More Than 3,100 Deaths. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/02/941902471/u-s-hits-100-000-covid-19-hospitalizations