The latest data from the COVID Tracking Project reported a record high level of coronavirus hospitalizations on Thanksgiving, days after public health officials urged Americans not to travel to celebrate the holidays.
According to the data, more than 90,480 people were hospitalized with coronavirus on Thanksgiving. It marked the 32nd consecutive day of increased hospitalizations.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines advising Americans to limit celebrations to household members and keep the number below 10. The agency released the guidelines within days. before releasing a grim forecast regarding the national death toll.
The health agency said the forecast models predict that an increase in the number of coronavirus deaths could see the country reach up to 321,000 deaths in the coming weeks.
- COVID tracking project reported more than 90,480 hospitalizations on Thursday
- CDC predicts coronavirus deaths could reach as high as 321,000 deaths by mid-December
- Trump says vaccine deliveries will start next week
According to the health agency, the country is expected to reach between 294,000 and 321,000 total coronavirus deaths by December 19. As of Friday, the country had already recorded 263,484 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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