On Tuesday, the number of people with Covid-19 at US hospitals for the first time topped 60,000.
The United States currently averages about 1,661 new hospitalizations per day, the organization’s data shows.
The numbers are troublesome because rises in hospitalizations are usually followed by rises in the US death toll. Last week saw five days in a row with more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths — the first time that’s happened since August. More than 1,300 deaths were reported Tuesday.
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