The U.S. set a grim new record on Tuesday, with more than 60,000 Americans hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to the COVID Tracking Project. More than 100,000 new cases have been confirmed every day for the past week and one advisor to President-elect Joe Biden said that number could soon double.
“No question that our hospitals are about to be overrun,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of Mr. Biden’s new coronavirus advisory board. “Do not be at all surprised when we hit 200,000 cases a day.”
Hospitals in every corner of the country are being maxed out on capacity. Fifteen states have seen coronavirus hospitalizations double in the last month. In New Mexico, hospitalizations tripled in a month.
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