Testing labs trounced, hospitalizations skyrocket as COVID-19 surges on

Vehicles make their way to a COVID-19 test site in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 2020. California on July 21 reported a total of 400,769 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, approaching the numbers of New York, the state with the most cases.

Enlarge / Vehicles make
their way to a COVID-19 test site in Los Angeles, California on
July 21, 2020. California on July 21 reported a total of 400,769
COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, approaching the numbers of
New York, the state with the most cases. (credit:
GettyFrederic Brown
)

The US surpassed 4 million cases of COVID-19 Thursday as the
pandemic shows no signs of easing. Already, nearly 144,000 people
in the country have died from the disease.

Yesterday saw more than 70,000 new cases tallied, with a
seven-day average of nearly 67,000 new cases per day, according to
data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.

With the ongoing surges, hospitalizations are nearing a new
record during the pandemic. There are currently 59,628 people
hospitalized across the country
. That’s slightly below the
previous peak on April 15 of 59,940. Deaths are also on the
upswing, with a seven-day average of 834 deaths a day. The last two
days have seen death tolls over 1,000. Southern states and hotspots
in western states, such as California, are seeing the most
significant disease spread.

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Testing labs trounced, hospitalizations skyrocket as
COVID-19 surges on