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This is something tRump doesn’t want you to know.  Hugs

The U.S. hit 1,000 coronavirus deaths for a second straight day amid a continued spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.

The Johns Hopkins University data dashboard reported 1,195 U.S. coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, the second consecutive day with more than a thousand fatalities. Meanwhile, the Covid Tracking Project showed nearly 60,000 people are hospitalized with the virus across the country, marking a continue rise from the end of June.

Hospitalizations are only about 200 short of the peak from April.

The statistics come as several states see alarming surges in coronavirus cases after initially flattening the rate of infections earlier this year.

States like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California have seen the sharpest spikes, though a number of other states are grappling with heightened rates of positive tests.

“Right now, we have close to 1,000 casualties a day, so if we don’t change that trajectory, you could do the math and see where we are towards the end of the year,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday.

More than 143,000 people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus, the most in total reported by any country in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins data.

In total, the U.S. is reporting 43.30 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data, which would be the 10th highest death rate reported in the world. It means the U.S. has a higher death rate than such countries as Canada, Ireland and Switzerland but a lower death rate than the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.

More at the link above.  The thing to remember is the US has failed at this while the European union succeeded in flattening the curve and opening their economy.   I wonder what the difference was.   Hugs

2 thoughts on “US hits 1,000 coronavirus deaths for second straight day, hospitalizations approach record

    1. Scottie says:

      Thank you for the reblog. Hugs

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