With a few days still left in the month, December is already the deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

According to data from the COVID Tracking Project, more than 65,000 confirmed and probable virus-related US deaths have been reported during the month. The previous high was in April, when more than 55,000 Americans died from COVID-19. There are currently 118,720 COVID-19 patients in US hospitals.

And as data from COVID Act Now indicate, the third wave of the coronavirus the pandemic in the country shows few signs of slowing down. Forty-three states are seeing active or imminent outbreaks, while four states—California, Arizona, Tennessee, and Rhode Island—are experiencing severe outbreaks.

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