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US coronavirus cases top 200,000 in a DAY and more than 100,000 are hospitalized as records tumble amid deepening crisis

THE US reached another coronavirus record on Wednesday, as more than 200,000 new cases were confirmed and nationwide hospitalizations surpassed 100,000.

The record-breaking number of hospitalizations, according to Covid Tracking Project, comes as the US is struggling with a crippling surge in coronavirus cases.

More than 200,000 new positive coronavirus test results were reported on Wednesday – a single-day record, according to The Washington Post.

As US coronavirus cases continue to soar the total count nears 14million.

A record total of 100,226 Americans are hospitalized with the virus, according to the Project.

Another 2,798 people died from the virus, making for the nation's highest death toll since late April, according to The Post.

More than 273,000 Americans have now died from the virus.

As Covid-19 cases have already been increasing over recent months, health officials warned of a deadly surge following the Thanksgiving holiday as millions of Americans traveled to celebrate with families.

With hospitalizations increasing rapidly, millions are hoping vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are approved by the FDA under emergency use authorization later this month.

Both companies have applied for the emergency use approval.

Pfizer is set to have a hearing with the FDA on December 10, with Moderna to follow suit a week later.

If given the green light, the respective companies may start vaccine rollout within just days of the public hearing.

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