U.S. records more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in 1 day

A coronavirus patient's body is taken to a Brooklyn morgue.
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On Wednesday, the United States recorded more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths, a single-day pandemic record.

This new high comes as the country struggles with uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. In April, when COVID-19 was hitting the northeastern United States hard, the seven-day average U.S. death toll reached more than 2,000 per day.

Tuesday was California's deadliest day since the pandemic began, with 219 COVID-19 deaths; the previous high of 214 deaths was recorded on July 31, the Los Angeles Times reports. More than 15,360,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with at least 288,000 people dying of the virus.

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