Covid-19 hospitalizations reaches record in US

Covid-19 hospitalizations reaches record in US

With the number of coronavirus cases in the United States skyrocketing, many health experts warned the total number of people hospitalized in a given day would rise too, CNN reports.

On Tuesday, the number of people with Covid-19 at US hospitals for the first time topped 60,000. The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer organization that compiles data on coronavirus cases, said the number as of Tuesday was 61,694. That's 2,024 more people than were hospitalized on April 15, the previous record.

The United States currently averages about 1,661 new hospitalizations per day, the organization's data shows, CNN informs.