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US sets single-day record in COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations

The US on Wednesday broke daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations, according to reports.

More than 247,000 new cases of the global pandemic were reported in the country, with a record high of more than 3,600 Americans dying from the deadly virus.

There are now in excess of 113,000 people hospitalized with the virus in the country.

The number brings the US total of coronavirus cases to 17 million with more than 307,000 deaths since the outbreak of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US has recorded the most COVID-19 deaths in the world, though it is currently 10th per capita, according to Statista.

The record-setting day comes as more than 2.9 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine created by Pfizer are being distributed throughout the country this week.

An FDA panel is expected to vote on recommending approval of a vaccine created by Moderna, found to be 94 percent effective in trials, during an all-day meeting on Thursday.