Nearly a quarter of all the coronavirus cases in the US were reported in November

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Since the pandemic began, 255,900 people have died of the virus and more than 12 million people have been infected — more than 2.8 million of which were reported in November, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US has seen staggering pandemic numbers this year, but this resurgence has been unprecedented. With weather growing colder and major holidays approaching, experts have warned that spikes in cases, hospitalizations and deaths could get worse before they get better.And for many of those metrics, they are already the worst they have been so far.Saturday was the 19th day in a row that the US reported over 100,000 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins. The spring and summer peak records of new cases did not exceed 60,000.At least 24 hospital leaders warned the American Hospital Association they are experiencing staffing shortages, Nancy Foster, the association’s vice president for quality and patient safety policy, said. Rises in hospitalization rates are often followed by climbing death tolls.There were 24,291 deaths so far reported in the month of November. That accounts for 9.5% of deaths during the pandemic.States report daunting milestonesThe real case count is likely to be “multitudes” higher than the 12 million reported because not enough people …

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