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America enters the somber holiday weekend following a Thanksgiving Day that saw more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,200 deaths -- skyrocketing numbers given that 20 states did not report data.
Traditionally the start of a time of shopping and giving, the final days of November have seen record highs in the worsening pandemic -- surpassing previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down in the precarious winter months.
The U.S. again reported a new record high in coronavirus-related hospitalizations on Thursday, marking the 32nd day in a row that the country has seen an increase, according to The COVID Tracking Project. There were 90,481 people hospitalized due to the virus on Thanksgiving, according to the data, an increase of 522 from the day prior.
Health officials had warned Americans not to travel on Thanksgiving to visit family and friends citing a risk of spreading or contracting the novel coronavirus, as hospital systems across the U.S. warned about nearing or reaching full capacity.
he U.S. reported another 110,611 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
This marks the 24th straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 new daily infections.
An additional 1,232 deaths were also reported on Thursday.
A week ago, the U.S. hit an all-time high of 196,004 new cases on November 20
In an interview with USA Today, Fauci explained that he will more than likely forgo his traditional Christmas plans, as he did for Thanksgiving. According to the outlet, he spoke to his three daughters virtually and enjoyed dinner with his wife.
“For my own family, I’m saying we had a really great Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. We’re looking forward to a really great Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2021,” Fauci told the outlet.