More than 100,000 Americans are within the hospital with COVID-19, a quantity not seen for the reason that begin of the pandemic, because the nation continues to grapple with a significant surge in new coronavirus infections.
Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 folks had been hospitalized on Wednesday with the illness attributable to the coronavirus — a determine that has been steadily rising for weeks.
The variety of hospitalizations far outpaces peaks in mid-April and July of about 59,000 sufferers being handled for COVID-19. Early final month, the variety of hospitalizations once more reached that mark and has been on a gentle upward development ever since. More than 273,000 folks within the U.S. have died from COVID-19 for the reason that first instances had been detected in January.
News of the record-breaking statistic comes the identical day the U.Okay. introduced a significant step in its race to develop coronavirus immunizations, formally approving Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use.