US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November.

The grim milestones Tuesday come amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no signs of slowing. The new wave appears bigger and more widespread than the surges that happened in the spring and summer — and threatens to be worse.

Deaths are climbing again, reaching an average of more than 930 a day.

However, experts say medical and testing advances give them reason to believe the nation is better able to deal with the virus this time.

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