Report: U.S. records 2nd deadliest day of pandemic with over 3,400 deaths

It's the fifth time the country has seen more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2020, 12:20 PM

Updated 1,270 days ago

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The U.S. just reported the second-deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic.
Over 3,400 people died Tuesday according to Johns Hopkins University. It's the fifth time the country has seen more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day. All five of those days came this month.
More than 322,000 Americans have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
The numbers across New York also paint a grim story.
Of the more than 164,000 tests to come back Monday, over 9,700 were positive.  That's a statewide infection rate of 5.89%.
Sadly, 139 more New Yorkers have died from the virus, including 6 people in Westchester.


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