The United States has set a grim new record for daily COVID deaths as the pandemic continues to worsen across the country.
A staggering 4,470 deaths Americans succumbed to the virus in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, according to new data obtained by Johns Hopkins University.
The total number of US citizens who have died from
Hospitalizations and case numbers also remain precariously high.
On Tuesday, 213,885 Americans tested positive to the coronavirus, while 131, 326 people across the country were in hospital being treated for the disease.
The situation is most dire in Los Angeles, which is experiencing the LA County health officials have urged residents to now wear masks inside their own homes to stop the virus spreading between family members.
Officials say the surging rates of COVID-19 in the city is likely tied to family gatherings that have taken place over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
They also say children are apologizing to their elderly residents who have become sickened with the disease.
‘One of the more heartbreaking conversations that our healthcare workers share is about these last words when children apologize to their parents and grandparents for bringing COVID into their homes for getting them sick,’ County Supervisor Hilda Solis told
‘Please, for your loved ones, stay home. Stay safe. Keep your loved ones alive.’
The United States has set a grim new record for daily COVID deaths as the pandemic continues to worsen across the country