Coronavirus live updates: COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record highs in the US

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Coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. topped record highs for the second day in a row on Wednesday, data shows. 

65,368 people were hospitalized on Wednesday, up from Tuesday's record of 61,964, according to the Covid Tracking Project. 

The previous peak occurred in April when 59,940 patients were hospitalized with the virus.

The U.S. has recorded over 241,000 deaths and nearly 10.4 million confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. New cases have soared to all-time highs of well over 120,000 per day over the past week.

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