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The U.S. hit a record high coronavirus hospitalization rate Wednesday, putting further strain on the nation's already stressed hospitals. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption
The U.S. hit a record high coronavirus hospitalization rate Wednesday, putting further strain on the nation's already stressed hospitals.
More than 100,000 Americans are in the hospital with COVID-19, a number not seen since the start of the pandemic, as the nation continues to grapple with a major surge in new coronavirus infections.
Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 people were hospitalized on Wednesday with the disease caused by the coronavirus — a figure that has been steadily rising for weeks.
The number of hospitalizations far outpaces peaks in mid-April and July of about 59,000 patients being treated for COVID-19. Early last month, the number of hospitalizations again reached that mark and has been on a steady upward progression ever since. More than 273,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 since the first cases were detected in January.
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