New York: More people died of COVID-19 in the United States on Tuesday than any other day of the pandemic, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University.
After a week straight of at least 200,000 coronavirus cases nationwide, a little more than 4,300 patients died on Tuesday, according to the data. The previous record was about 4,200 dead last Thursday.
There were about 215,800 new cases on Tuesday, a slight increase from the previous day. There have been at least 200,000 new cases in all but one day in January so far.
Since the start of the pandemic a year ago, there have been 22.85 million cases in the United States and about 380,900 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.