The United States reported a record-high number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths on Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The nation confirmed 247,357 new Covid-19 infections and 3,656 new deaths Wednesday, according to JHU.
As of December 16, 113,069 patients are hospitalized with Covid-19 -- the highest number of hospitalizations seen across the US since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the COVID Tracking Project.
The nationwide totals now stand at 16,979,762 cases, with at least 307,501 virus-related fatalities, according to JHU.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
The days with the highest number of new cases according to JHU data are:
- Dec. 16: 247,357
- Dec. 11: 233,133
- Dec. 4: 229,573
- Dec. 10: 226,085
- Dec. 9: 222,803
CNN is tracking the US cases: