The United States has set a grim new record for daily COVID deaths as the pandemic continues to worsen across the country.
A staggering 4,470 deaths Americans succumbed to the virus in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, according to new data obtained by Johns Hopkins University.
The total number of US citizens who have died from COVID-19 has now surpassed 380,000 – more than the past 10 flu seasons combined.
Hospitalizations and case numbers also remain precariously high.
On Tuesday, 213,885 Americans tested positive to the coronavirus, while 131, 326 people across the country were in hospital being treated for the disease.
The situation is most dire in Los Angeles, where the virus has brought the city to its knees.
LA County health officials have urged residents to now wear masks inside their own homes to stop the virus spreading between family members.
They also say children are apologizing to their elderly residents who have become sickened with the disease.
The United States has set a grim new record for daily COVID deaths as the pandemic continues to worsen across the country