Record high daily death amount

Kathryn Hastings, Contributor

On Wednesday, the coronavirus claimed 1,973 lives, nearly 2,000 in one day, which is the largest death toll for one day in the country. As of right now there are 489,646 total cases in the US and 18,034 total deaths.

This is frightening news, but there is a good reason to hope for the future.

While the death tolls are rising, hospitalization cases are actually slowing down. Fauci told Fox News “At the same time as we’re seeing an increase in death, like typically what we are seeing now from New York, over the last few days, there’s been a decrease in the hospitalizations , admissions to intensive care and of the requirements for intubations.”

Fauci hopes for the beginning of a turnaround beyond this week.

As of right now South Dakota has 536 cases with 89 new cases today.