USA records record breaking COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

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Published: 2020-11-12 16:29

Last Updated: 2021-03-05 14:01


USA records record breaking COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
USA records record breaking COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

The surge of COVID-19 cases in the US continued Wednesday with more than 136,000 new cases recorded, according to USAToday.

In November, the USA recorded well over 60,000 COVID-19-related hospitalizations, which have doubled in under two months. The country also recorded over one million new cases.

Hospitalizations have risen by almost 50 percent in the past two weeks in the country that has recently surpassed the mark of 240,000 deaths, the most in the world.  

Although the US makes up five percent of the world’s population, it is responsible for 18.8 percent of COVID-19 deaths.

Since the end of September, coronavirus hospitalization rates, which were steadily decreasing, suddenly began witnessing a steady rise with almost 62,000 citizens being hospitalized Tuesday. The only other day that witnessed similar numbers was April 12, with 59,780 hospitalizations.

Texas was the first state to surpass one million COVID-19 cases. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in the state have witnessed a COVID-19 case rate which is 13 times the rate of the US population and double the rate in prisons, according to USAToday.