US tops 13 MILLION coronavirus cases and 264,000 deaths 65 Americans dying from ...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has topped 13 million, as experts warn that  holiday gatherings will send that number soaring further.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90,000 on Friday after nearly doubling in the last month.

The rate of hospitalizations - now at the highest since the pandemic began - has pushed some medical centers beyond capacity. 

The rapid increase comes after weeks of rising infection rates across the country and sees the total number of infections since the pandemic began pushed beyond 13 million, with 264,000 deaths.

More than 90,000 people are currently being treated in hospitals across the U.S. Pictured, Doctors prepare to perform a tracheostomy procedure on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, Texas

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More than 90,000 people are currently being treated in hospitals across the U.S. Pictured, Doctors prepare to perform a tracheostomy procedure on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit in Houston, Texas

Currently, Americans are dying from the disease at a rate of around 65 an hour but the rates of infection are likely to worsen as people who mingled with friends and relatives over Thanksgiving gradually get sick, health experts say.  

'This is the reality we face when COVID-19 is allowed to spread unchecked – ICUs at capacity, not enough health care workers available,' wrote New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in a tweet on Friday.

There were 880 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday in New Mexico. The state is under a lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, with all non-essential businesses closed and residents told to stay home. 

A hospital in rural Curry County was the latest to reach capacity in its intensive care unit earlier this week, according to the county's Facebook page.

Many health experts and politicians pleaded with Americans to refrain from gathering for their traditional communal Thanksgiving feasts this year, warning that socializing between households would accelerate the rate of community transmission and push an already strained healthcare system to the brink.

Nearly 6 million Americans traveled by air between Friday and Wednesday. A number that is however less than half that of the same period last year. Pictured, airline passengers seen wearing Hazmat Suits at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Thanksgiving

Nearly 6 million Americans traveled by air between Friday and Wednesday. A number that is however less than half that of the same period last year. Pictured, airline passengers seen wearing Hazmat Suits at Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Thanksgiving

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Some abided by the public health guidance, spending their

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