COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. hit a numbing record

Imagine that 15 passenger jets full of Covid-19 patients crashed and killed everyone on board. Because that’s what happened minus the airplanes.

At least 3,124 deaths from the coronavirus disease were reported across the United States on December 9, according to Johns Hopkins’ tally, making this the highest single day reporting of daily new deaths since the pandemic began.

At this rate, the official death toll in the US will surpass 300,000 by mid-December.

Alexis Madrigal, co-founder of the Covid Tracking Project said, “We’re living through the worst-case scenario for this pandemic. And we probably still do not know how bad it actually has been over the past couple weeks.”

He noted that cases continue to rise and “hospitalizations remain extremely high.”

Multiple news outlets noted that December 9’s coronavirus fatalities surpassed the death toll of the Al-Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001 or Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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