There were more than 1,500 COVID-19 deaths in the United States on Wednesday, the highest national toll in nearly two months, according to new figures Thursday.
A total of 1,504 patients died of the coronavirus disease, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University – the most in a single day since June 27.
New figures from Johns Hopkins on Thursday also showed there were 55,900 U.S. cases on Wednesday, which snapped a three-day streak with fewer than 50,000 per day nationwide.
A day earlier, Los Angeles County health director Barbara Ferrer said key indicators were stabilizing.
The county has seen an average of 37 deaths per day for the last two weeks.
In Georgia, there were more than 100 new deaths Wednesday, for the second day in a row.
A day earlier, health officials reported a record 122 deaths.
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