Record-Breaking COVID Cases as We Head Into a Long Winter

Erica Wildberger

December 4th, 2020

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The United States set a pair of alarming coronavirus records this week, surpassing 200,000 new infections and topping 100,000 covid-19 patients hospitalized —the first time the country has reached either metric in a single day. Deaths are rising quickly toward their spring peaks, surpassing more than 2,000 in a day for the first time since early May. CDC director Robert Redfield, said the worst might still be ahead. He predicted that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll could reach 450,000 by February, and he warned that this winter could be “the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”