The number of deaths from covid-19 in the United States this Wednesday exceeded 250,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, amid a rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations across the country.
The United States, the country hardest hit by the pandemic, has so far registered 250,029 deaths from the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to that university. The last 50,000 deaths related to the virus occurred in the past two months.
This Tuesday, 19 US states achieved a record number of hospitalizations, based on a count of The Covid Tracking Project. They are Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
For its part, Four states recorded a record number of deaths in a single day: Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico and Wisconsin.
In addition, others six states reached their highest daily numbers of new cases: Idaho, Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wyoming.