US passes 370,000 COVID deaths with 24,000 fatalities and two million new cases in just nine days – as LA warns the worst of the holiday surge is STILL to come and 16 states hit record hospitalizations



Just in case anyone forgot.


  • A total of 370,119 people have died since the start of the pandemic as of Saturday
  • 1,346 new deaths were reported so far with 115,409 new infections, according to Johns Hopkins Medical Center 
  • California reported a record-breaking 695 new fatalities on Saturday as hospitalizations continue to climb
  • On Friday California registered 50k cases alone and New Jersey reported 20k 
  • Sixteen states recorded their highest number of hospitalizations this week 
  • Friday’s rise in cases now means that 44 states have reported at least 500 COVID-19 cases per million people 
  • Nationwide, there have been more than 21.9M Americans infected COVID-19
This week, 16 states reported their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Pictured, patients are pushed inside the Emergency Room at the LAC USC Hospital ER
There were more than 52,000 new infections in California as of Saturday afternoon, according to the health department. 
The United States on Friday broke a record for the highest new cases of COVID-19 in one day as California and New Jersey experienced a massive one-day surge, pictured second from left
Sixteen states have record their highest number of hospitalizations this week
Hospitalizations are rising at troubling rates in Arizona and California, particular
This fall/winter surge has been at nearly twice the rate of rise of cases as the spring and summer surges,’ the report stated. 


By KAREN RUIZ and FRANCES MULRANEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:06 EST, 9 January 2021 | UPDATED: 17:57 EST, 9 January 2021

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