U.S. records record-high COVID-19 deaths on penultimate day of 2020
The U.S. recorded 3,744 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, marking the highest one-day total. CBS News' Debra Alfarone joined CBSN with the latest on the virus and efforts to fight it and its effects on the economy.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker held a briefing Thursday on COVID-19 in the state, which this week reported a record number of virus-related deaths. He urged residents to wash their hands, stay home and donate blood in the coming months, which he said "could amount to the most difficult in the public health history of this nation." Watch his briefing. The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as several nations planned to deliver much hoped-for vaccines early next year to break the cycle of lockdowns and restrictions. Britain on Tuesday registered another 1,610 fatalities from coronavirus, a record high over 24 hours since the pandemic arrived in 2020, but the number of new cases fell. The US reported over 2,800 Covid-19 deaths on December 2, 2020, the most since the beginning of the pandemic.