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COVID-19 killed 3000 Americans on Wednesday, shattering fatalities from 9/11 attacks or 1906 San Francisco earthquake

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COVID-19 killed more than 3,000 Americans on Wednesday, the highest death toll in a single day since the deadly virus hit the United States early this year.

The shocking death toll shattered the fatalities from the 9/11 attacks when 2977 Americans were killed, or the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire that claimed about 3,000 lives.

According to The COVID Tracking Project, at least 3,054 people died from COVID-19 on Wednesday with a record 106,688 hospitalized. In addition, states reported 1.8 million tests and 210k cases.

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Overall, more than 280,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 15 million people have contracted the virus in the United States.

More than 20,000 Americans were in ICUs on Wednesday with over 7,600 on ventilator.

The pandemic has been accelerating so dangerously that 1 in 22 Americans has contracted the virus.

Some states, like California, are already reinstating some forms of restrictions as hospitals become overwhelmed. Elsewhere, the situation is the same.

Health officials are warning that things will likely get worse before they get better. They recommend that people, inflicted by the COVID fatigue, continue to wear face masks and social distance.

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. said early this week while introducing his health team that he will issue a 100 day mask mandate for public facilities. He also promised to help provide at least 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in his first 100 days in office.

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet to approve the Pfizer vaccine which has also received a positive review. But, it will take many months before the general public can be vaccinated.

For now, infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, and other health experts say masking up and social distancing remain the best forms of protection.

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Simon Ateba
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