Srinagar, Dec 29: The United States reported more than 121,000 hospitalizations – the highest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the COVID Tracking Project, US health officials recorded 121,235 hospitalizations due to the fatal virus on Monday. The staggering number also marked the 27th consecutive day that the US has surpassed 100,000 hospitalizations.
Some hospitals were forced to treat COVID-19 patients in hallways, gift shops, conference rooms, and makeshift tents outside as ICUs reached capacity.
As of Tuesday, the US has reported more than 19.3 million coronavirus cases, and over 334,900 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. One in every 1,000 Americans has died of the disease in just 11 months since the first case was identified in Washington state.
Health officials have warned of a continued spike in infections and deaths amid Americans traveling for the holiday season.