US breaks record for coronavirus deaths with nearly 3,700 In 24 Hours | Daily Mail Online

The United States reported a record 3,656 new deaths on Wednesday, marking the fourth time daily fatalities have topped 3,000 amid the pandemic  The number of people hospitalized has also hit a new record with 113,069 patients being treated and new infections surged to a single-day high of 247,403 The total case load has now surpassed 17 million and represents roughly five percent of the US population The latest statistics followed several hiccups in the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine this week, including the first allergic reaction to an inoculation in the US  Pfizer also announced it would deliver about 900,000 fewer doses next week than are set to ship this week  The Iowa Department of Public Health said federal officials decreased their allocated doses by 30%Alabama and California also had supplies cut short after roughly 4,000 doses arrived too cold Shipments of hundreds of thousands of doses for Florida were delayed due to a production issue with Pfizer’ In more positive news the FDA revealed that Pfizer overfilled vials of its vaccine by up to 40%, which means over a million more doses than anticipated will be available if clinicians use every drop in the vials

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