More than 250,000 people have died in the United States due to COVID-19, a number that grew by another 1,962 on Thursday. The COVID Tracking Project reported that more than 80,000 people were in the hospital, the highest number since the pandemic began.

Iran PressAmerica: The country is close to recording 200,000 new cases a day and setting hospitalization records. Deaths are rising steadily and hospitals are struggling to cope. The CDC urged Americans to rethink Thanksgiving plans.

Maps tracking new coronavirus infections in the continental United States were bathed in a sea of red on Friday morning, with every state showing the virus spreading with worrying speed and health care workers bracing for more trying days ahead.

An urgent message from officials in El Paso County, Texas, seeking to hire a temporary morgue attendant drove home the reality of what the soaring numbers will mean for communities across the country.

The US leads the world in coronavirus deaths which are now over 250,000 million, according to Johns Hopkins. Brazil has the second-highest death toll with nearly 168,000 dead, followed by India with nearly 133,000 deaths, according to the data.

The global death toll is 1,368,466 with 57,378,939 confirmed cases.

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