U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 250,000

U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 250,000”

The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 in the US has doubled in the past month and set new records every day this week.

The once-unthinkable tally follows a series of alarming records across the nation as the number of new cases and severe infections continues to skyrocket.

The quarter-million milestone of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, has now exceeded early death toll predictions by infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci who in March suggested the virus might kill up to 240,000 people in the United States.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus rose to at least 78,630 by Wednesday afternoon, the highest ever for a single day during the pandemic. As of Tuesday, almost 77,000 patients were hospitalized with the virus in the United States.

Cases are on the rise in all 50 states.

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"We are in a war right now, and the virus is winning", Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference Tuesday while announcing new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.

Public schools in New York City will be closed again from Thursday and will switch to online classes. The US has approximately averaged 862 coronavirus-related deaths since then.

The US, which has now registered 250,029 fatalities, has by far the highest national death toll, ahead of Brazil with 166,699 deaths, India with 130,993 deaths and Mexico with 99,026.

With 250,029 fatalities, the US has now recorded more virus deaths than any country in the world, the data shows.

New York, which was the first major USA coronavirus epicenter in March and April, remains the state with the highest overall number of deaths since the pandemic began - over 33,000. The same study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, also found that universal mask use could slash that projection by almost 130,000.

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