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Thursday, December 17, 2020

COVID Trends

Jaclyn Diaz at NPR:
The U.S. on Wednesday reported the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus and the most COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

As of 1:30 a.m. Thursday, more than 3,600 Americans died Wednesday from complications of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking coronavirus infection data.

Data from the COVID Tracking Project revealed more than 230,000 new coronavirus infections and showed 113,090 Americans were hospitalized with the virus — a number that's been on the rise since Dec. 6.

US totals from the start of the pandemic through last night:

  • Cases: 16,980,842
  • Deaths: 307,512 

According to data from Johns Hopkins, the US compares poorly with other democracies that have federal systems.  Deaths per 100,000 population:

  • United States ..... 93.97
  • Canada................ 37.28
  • Germany..............29.27
  • Australia..............03.63