2020 is coming to an end, the United States broke the coronavirus death record for the second consecutive day.
According to the Atlantic’s COVID Tracking Project, the country reported at least 3,903 COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday.
The previous death record was recorded the day before, and 3,725 people died on Tuesday.
The recorded death toll includes a backlog of “approximately 200” deaths reported by Washington State. However, the COVID tracking project pointed out that even if it was not added, the total on Wednesday is still the highest so far.
Our daily update has been released. States have reported 1.6 million inspections, 226,000 cases, a record 125,220 hospitalizations and a record 3,903 COVID-19 deaths. Holiday reporting delays still significantly affect testing, cases and death toll. pic.twitter.com/HPV1cBbzLE
— December 31, 2020, COVID Tracking Project (@ COVID19Tracking)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 333,500 people have died in the United States. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 1.8 million people worldwide died of COVID-19 this year.
On Wednesday, 225,671 new cases were reported nationwide, of which 6,754 were reported in Louisiana.
In the United States, 125,220 people were hospitalized due to infection, which is also a single-day record.
In terms of new COVID-19 infections, deaths and hospitalizations, December was the worst month on record.
Experts warn that the delay in holiday reporting is still affecting the overall figures related to the pandemic.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a record number is that approximately 2 million Americans have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, although this is a far cry from the Trump administration’s goal of 20 million vaccines before the end of vaccination. . year.