Thursday December 31, 2020
3800 corona deaths in one day
USA set the next sad record
The coronavirus continues to spread massively in the United States. The authorities report over 200,000 new infections every day. The trend in deaths is currently only heading in one direction: up. Meanwhile, the next bad news comes from California.
In the USA, the number of corona deaths recorded in one day has peaked for the second day in a row. On Wednesday, the authorities reported 3,808 dead with a confirmed corona infection – 180 more than the previous day, according to data from the “New York Times”. In addition, there were 229,235 known new infections.
The number of Covid 19 patients in US hospitals also rose to a new high of more than 125,000 on Wednesday, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project. Since the beginning of December, the number has been continuously above the 100,000 mark. The Covid Tracking Project was started in the spring of the magazine “The Atlantic” and collects data on the corona pandemic in the USA.
As before in Colorado, the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 has now been detected for the first time in California, as Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday. The mutated virus type, first discovered in the UK, may be significantly more contagious than the previously known form. The most populous state is currently particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
In the country with around 330 million inhabitants, more than 19.7 million people have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen, and more than 342,500 people have died. In absolute terms, that’s more than in any other country in the world.