Wednesday was the deadliest day yet for coronavirus in the United States — as more than 200 new deaths were reported in the country, according to a new report.
That spike brought the total death toll in the country to more than 1,000 by Wednesday night.
A total of 223 COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday in the US, CNN reported. A day earlier, officials counted 164 total deaths.
Numbers are expected to rise dramatically as more tests are conducted and analyzed.
In the Big Apple specifically, 81 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in an eight-hour span Wednesday, raising the total to 280.
The increase in cases came as Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that half of the city’s population — more than 4 million people — will get the coronavirus.
By Thursday morning, a total of 69,197 coronavirus cases had been reported in the US — third in number only to China and Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker.