U.S. Marks a New Single-Day Record on Covid Deaths


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The United States has reached yet another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, with new reporting finding the single-day death toll has reached another record high.

According to the Covid Tracking Project, the death toll in the past day surpassed 4400 — a record high for the pandemic in the past year.

186,000 new cases have been reported in the past day, and hospitalizations continue to top 100,000.

The record high death toll comes on the final day of Donald Trump’s presidency and the beginning of Joe Biden’s. President Biden, who spoke at a nationwide memorial for Covid-19 victims on Tuesday, heavily criticized the Trump administration’s approach and the current vaccine rollout, and new CDC director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement today that “testing, surveillance, and vaccination must accelerate rapidly.”

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