* The number of American who have died from coronavirus surpassed the 150,000 mark on Wednesday
* Fatalities have increased by more than 10,000 since July 17, which marks the fastest increase in deaths since the US went from 100,000 to 110,000 fatal cases over 11 days in early June
* Nationally, COVID-19 deaths have risen for three weeks in a row while the number of new cases week-over-week recently fell for the first time since June
* A half-dozen states in the South and West reported single-day records for coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, including California, Texas, California and Florida
* Meanwhile, Texas – the second-most populous state – added more than 6,000 new cases on Monday, pushing its total to 401,477
* There are signs the virus has been spreading farther north in recent days, causing alarm among public health officials who fear states are not doing enough to avoid catastrophic outbreaks like those seen in the Sunbelt
* Fears are growing about the potential for a significant uptick in the Midwest, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Colorado
The COVID-19 death toll has now surpassed 150,000 after spiking by more than 10,000 in just 11 days with hotspot states Florida, California and Texas hitting record daily fatalities – as infections across the US plateau for the first time in two months but continue to spread across Midwest states.
The number of Americans who have died from coronavirus reached 150,0345 on Wednesday. There are now 4.39 million confirmed cases across the country.
Fatalities have increased by more than 10,000 since July 17, which marks the fast increase in deaths since the US went from 100,000 to 110,000 fatal cases over 11 days in early June.
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