The US reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths Thursday — the most virus-related deaths the country has reported in one day since the pandemic’s start.
It’s the third day in a row of record daily deaths from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while the number of people who have been infected topped more than 21.56 million.
The ongoing spread of the virus and climbing number of deaths come even as the US is working to distribute vital Covid-19 vaccines — a process that has been criticized for being too slow.
Our daily update is published. States reported 1.9M tests, 266k cases, 132,370 COVID-19 hospitalizations, and a record 4,033 deaths. The 7-day average for deaths is now over 2,750, also a record. pic.twitter.com/8wKB2d71hu
— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) January 8, 2021