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US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

The U.S. recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring, while the number of Americans in the hospital with the virus has eclipsed 100,000 for the first time and new cases have begun topping 200,000 a day, according to figures released Thursday.
The three benchmarks altogether showed a country slipping deeper into crisis, with perhaps the worst yet to come, in part because of the delayed effects from Thanksgiving, when millions of Americans disregarded warnings to stay home and celebrate only with members of their household.
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U.S. Surpasses Record For Coronavirus Deaths In A Single Day

U.S. Surpasses Record For Coronavirus Deaths In A Single Day

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

More than 2,800 people died from COVID-19 in the U.S. on Wednesday, higher than the previous record of just over 2,600 dead in a single day in April.
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