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The US registers a record 2,800 deaths and its hospitals are on the brink of collapse


The United States has registered 2,800 deaths from coronavirus in a single day, the maximum number of deaths in the same day according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Thus exceeding the highs of the first wave when, in mid-April, 2,600 deaths were reached. This sad record comes at a time when the number of infections this Wednesday rose to 200,000 new cases in a single day, the second worst figure in the entire pandemic. More than 100,200 people are currently infected with the virus, requiring medical attention in hospitals.

Following the Thanksgiving celebrations, the data has been resumed, creating a delay with the figures. So the single-day figures may be, at least in part, a result of the delay in reporting. However, all trends point to a regrowth that is getting worse day by day.

The increase in infections by Covid-19, have brought an increase in the number of hospitalized, further weakening health care systems, putting first aid teams to the test. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Dr. Robert Redfield, said Wednesday that the next three months are likely to be "the most difficult in the history of the public health of this nation", with cases, hospitalizations and deaths continuing to rise. The US is getting closer and closer to the approval of the vaccine, as Pfizer and Moderna have requested authorization for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration.


The mayor of Los Angeles has decreed a home confinement due to the increase in cases. Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned last Wednesday that the city was approaching "a devastating turning point ", ordering residents to stay home and avoid social gatherings.


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