Wednesday’s 24-hour toll hit 3,865, the worst worldwide during the covid pandemic
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In the midst of turmoil at the Capitol, where the daily coronavirus death toll was the highest reported in any nation during the pandemic, the U.S. experienced another sad day on Wednesday. The daily toll of 3,865 on Jan. 6 marked the fourth day in three weeks in which more than 3,500 Americans died from coronavirus-related complications.
More than 30,000 people have died since Christmas Eve, according to data from Johns Hopkins. On Sunday, 350,000 people died in the U.S., causing leading infectious disease specialist and White House Pandemic Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci to rebuke Donald Trump, who argued in morning tweets that case figures were inflated and misattributed to deaths. Go into the trenches,” Fauci said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Go into the hospitals, go to the intensive care units and see what’s going on there. There are real figures, real individuals and real deaths. “Fauci rejects Trump’s Covid claims, but offers ‘no excuses’ for vaccine delaysRead MoreUS health officials warned Wednesday that Arizona has become the Covid “world’s flashpoint” five months after Trump called the U.S. state’s pandemic response exemplary. “It’s now much worse than it was in July, and it’s going to get worse. Fauci rejects Trump’s Covid claims, but offers ‘no excuses’ for vaccine delays. In terms of our scenario, we’re possibly two weeks behind LA,’ said Will Humble, president of the Arizona Public Health Association, referring to Los Angeles County, where an oxygen shortage has been exacerbated by a coronavirus surge. The situation has prompted emergency services to stop transporting patients on the scene whom they can not resuscitate, with one in 119 individuals in the state testing positive in the past week