100,000 New Cases A Day Used To Be Alarming. Now We’re Over 300,000.
Daily U.S. hospitalizations numbers, meanwhile, have topped that 100,000 mark for over 40 days. In this new year alone, 23,000 Americans have died.
US Coronavirus: America Has Reported More Than 100,000 Covid-19 Hospitalizations 40 Days In A Row
With Covid-19 hospitalizations surpassing 100,000 for 40 days in a row, officials are trying to ramp up the pace of vaccinations across the United States. "We really need to get this vaccine out more quickly, because this is really our only tool," Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday. (Holcombe, 1/11)
US Records 23,000 COVID-19 Deaths 8 Days Into New Year
The U.S. is battling a record number of COVID-19 cases and a mounting death toll in the new year, with more than 23,000 coronavirus-related fatalities reported in just eight days, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. Friday saw a record single-day case total, with approximately 310,000 cases recorded. The group attributed much of the large uptick to New Jersey and California, which had nearly 20,000 and more than 50,000 infections, respectively. (Castronuovo, 1/9)
US Reports New Daily Record, Tops 4,000 Coronavirus Deaths For The First Time
The United States on Friday once again reported a new record for daily coronavirus deaths, surging past 4,000 for the first time. The U.S. recorded 4,085 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University, topping the previous record of 3,865 set Wednesday. (Williams, 1/8)
Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 90 Million In Battle On New Variant
Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 90 million on Monday, according to Reuters tally, as nations around the globe scramble to procure vaccines and continue to extend or reinstate lockdowns to fight new coronavirus variants. The new COVID-19 variants discovered initially in the United Kingdom and South Africa are rapidly spreading globally. The novel coronavirus has picked up pace in the past few months with about one-third of total cases registered in the last 48 days, according to a Reuters tally. (1/11)