The numbers of coronavirus-related deaths are at their highest levels since the spring.
On April 15, 2,752 people in the U.S. died from Covid-19, more than on any other day of the pandemic. On Wednesday, last week, 2,300 deaths were reported nationwide — the highest toll since May.
Today, the pandemic has claimed more than 267,000 lives in the country, with over 13 million people affected by the COVID-19 disease.
While the deaths during the spring peak were concentrated only in a few states, they are now scattered widely across the entire nation, and there is hardly a community that has not been affected.
Over 136,313 new cases were reported in the United States, according to the latest statistics. Over the past week, there has been an average of 162,007 cases per day, an increase of 8 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
“We are at risk of repeating what happened in April,” one expert said In a New York Times report. “I shudder to imagine what things might be like in two weeks.”
The record-breaking swell of virus infections — four million in November alone — pushes U.S. hospitals to a breaking point. Severe staffing and bed shortages are crippling efforts to provide adequate care for patients.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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