US reports more than 4,000 Covid deaths in a day for first time

US reports more than 4,000 Covid deaths in a day for first time
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  • calendar-gray 08 January 2021

The US had its deadliest day of the pandemic on Thursday, reporting more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths for the first time, as cases and hospitalisations surged to record levels following the holiday season, APA reports citing AP news.

The country recorded a total of 4,033 fatalities attributable to coronavirus, according to Covid Tracking Project data, led by record or near-record increases in Texas, Arizona and California. The death toll surpassed the previous record of 3,903 on December 30.

The number of people currently in US hospitals with Covid-19 eased to 132,370, down 94 from Wednesday’s peak. States reported 266,197 new infections, the second-biggest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic, as New York, Florida and North Carolina set daily records for new cases of more than 10,000 apiece.

 

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