More than 2,800 Covid-19 deaths were reported Wednesday in the United States — the most the country has ever reported in a single day — as health care officials say their staff and facilities are struggling to support burgeoning numbers of patients. The number of Covid-19 patients in US hospitals Wednesday — 100,226, according to the COVID Tracking Project — also is the highest reported on a given day during the pandemic.
One-day death totals can draw from delayed reports across several days. Still, recently soaring daily rates of infections and hospitalizations has various experts predicting the daily death count could regularly surpass 2,000 or 3,000, and perhaps approach 4,000. As for cases: The country’s average number of new daily Covid-19 cases across a week was 164,103 Wednesday — nearly 2.5 times the summertime peak in July.
BREAKING: The U.S. reported single-day records for both Covid infections & deaths on Wednesday, realizing fears of a post Holiday surge.
The 204,943 new cases topped the previous 11/20 record of 196,100 cases.
The 2,777 covid-related deaths also marked a new single-day record
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) December 3, 2020