Thursday, December 31, 2020

US reports single-day record of more than 3,900 deaths from COVID-19


Charles Davis

Dec. 30, 2020


This week saw the deadliest day in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic began, with a record-breaking number of hospitalizations foreshadowing potentially darker days still to come.

States across the US reported more than 3,900 deaths on Wednesday and over 125,000 hospitalizations, according to data from The Covid Tracking Project. The figures may not reflect the actual tallies due to delays in reporting over the holidays, the group said.

At least 341,505 Americans have now died from the virus, per Johns Hopkins University, the highest total for any country in the world.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the death toll could be as high as 424,000 by January 23, based on a review of modeling forecasts.


4 bar charts showing key COVID-19 metrics for the US over time. Today, states reported 1.6M tests, 226k cases, 125,220 currently hospitalized (record), and 3,903 deaths (record).

1 comment:

rjs said...

i might have mentioned this before, but according to the CDC's latest figures, daily deaths from heart disease and cancer only total an average of 3,437 a day...

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