US staring at Corona calamity? Record 3,157 Covid-19 deaths in a single day
Over the course of the pandemic, 273,836 people in United States have died of the virus, while over 13.9 million have been infected, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.
US COVID-19 cases hit record for third day, daily count tops 1,28,000
New Delhi: In a devastating development, the United States on Wednesday recorded its highest single day-death toll at 3,157 in last 24 hours. This is apparently the highest figure of Covid fatalities in the United States.
In April, the deaths were limited to a maximum of 2,603 cases but such surge in fatalities has sent shockwaves in America.
Health experts warn that the situation will worsen in winter, reported CNN.
Over the course of the pandemic, 273,836 people in the country have died of the virus, while over 13.9 million have been infected, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.
In a letter on Wednesday, the American Ambulance Association said the 911 emergency call system was at a ‘breaking point’.
Mayor Eric Garcetti warned in a news conference on Wednesday that if the coronavirus continues to spread at its current, unprecedented rate, Los Angeles will run out of hospital beds by Christmas, and called on residents to cancel everything to help stop the spread of the virus.
“The public health condition of our city is as dire as it was in March in the earliest days of this pandemic,” he said, adding that the number of daily coronavirus infections in Los Angeles has tripled since early November. Meanwhile, developments are moving quickly to provide citizens access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
The United States has said if both Pfizer and Moderna win US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization in December, they could distribute 40 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the month, reported CNN.