U.S. hits record Covid cases and hospitalisations
December 7, 2020 - The number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospitals in the United States has reached record levels, amid a surge in cases and coronavirus-related deaths across the country.
A total of 101,487 Covid-19 patients were in U.S. hospitals on Sunday, according to the Covid Tracking Project, underscoring the immense pressure on the nation’s hospitals and health care workers, CNN reported.
December has brought the highest hospitalisation numbers in the U.S. since the pandemic began as the virus continues to spread like wildfire.
It took almost 100 days for the U.S. to reach one million coronavirus infections after the first cases were confirmed on January 20.
But in the first five days of December, from Tuesday to Saturday, 1,000,882 cases were reported in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
More than 14.7 million confirmed cases had been reported in the U.S. as of Sunday night, and more than 282,200 people have died.