Coronavirus deaths in the United States skyrocketed on Wednesday to nearly a new all-time high, with well over 4,000 patients dying of the disease, according to updated data.
New data from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday showed almost 4,400 deaths nationwide on Wednesday, the second-most to date. The toll is surpassed only by about 4,600 deaths on Jan. 12.
There were about 182,700 new COVID-19 cases nationwide on Wednesday, according to the data.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been about 24.5 million coronavirus cases and 406,600 related deaths in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins.
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