US records highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May

The number of US coronavirus deaths recorded each day is reaching levels unseen in nearly six months, data shows.

The daily COVID-19 death toll spiked to 1,893 on Wednesday, reflecting a new high since May, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

Still, that number may be skewed by an outsize tally out of Georgia, which could include backlogged deaths, CNN noted.

The number of COVID-19 fatalities tallied Tuesday was 1,415, according to Johns Hopkins.

Last week, the nation saw five days in a row with more than 1,000 virus deaths, the first time that has happened since August.

At least 242,527 Americans are known to have died of the illness since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, infections and hospitalizations from the virus have also been soaring across the country.

The US has topped 100,000 new daily cases over at least the last nine days in a row, according to CNN.

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