Thursday, December 03, 2020
A week after Thanksgiving
For the first time over 3000 Covid deaths a day in the USA
The number of corona deaths recorded within 24 hours in the USA has exceeded the threshold of 3,000 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. On Wednesday, authorities reported 3,157 dead with confirmed coronavirus infection, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore. The highest figure to date with 2,607 deaths was recorded on April 15.
For the second time since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of new infections reported within one day exceeded the 200,000 mark on Wednesday. According to the JHU, the highest value to date was registered on Friday with around 205,000 new cases. Experts had expected a nationwide increase in infections with a view to the Thanksgiving holiday last week.
According to an observer initiative, the number of corona patients in US hospitals has also risen to more than 100,000 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. “There are currently 100,226 people with Covid-19 in US hospitals,” said the organization Covid Tracking Project on Twitter. The CDC health authority had strongly advised against family visits and travel in advance. However, many people did not adhere to it.
In total, more than 13.9 million people have been infected with the corona virus in the country with around 330 million inhabitants. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 273,000 people have died from the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen. In absolute terms, that’s more than in any other country in the world.
The Johns Hopkins website is updated regularly and therefore shows a higher level than the official figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). In some cases, numbers – including those of new infections within 24 hours – were subsequently corrected.