PUBLISHED: 02:19, Thu, Dec 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 02:19, Thu, Dec 3, 2020
On Wednesday there were more than 100,200 people being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals according to the COVID Tracking Project, the highest figure thus far recorded. The United States has already recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths in the world by some margin.
Speaking to CNN medical professionals claimed the situation is deteriorating and warned America faces a very tough winter.
Dr David Andes, an infectious disease expert within the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine, warned their hospitals are now 98 percent full.
He added: “Our numbers are pretty out of control right now.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A similarly bleak view was provided by Dr Jason Mitchell, the chief medical officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in the state of New Mexico.
The most difficult time in the public health history of his nation" (Image: GETTY)
"Our numbers are pretty out of control right now" (Image: GETTY)
He admitted: “We are out of leavers to pull.”
The doctor added: “When you run out of resources, whether that's doctors or nurses or beds or ventilators, you cannot give the best care.
“We are not there yet but we are very close as a state.”
According to CNN over the past week the US averaged 161,448 new coronavirus cases diagnosed each day.
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The US has recorded more coronavirus deaths than any other country in the world (Image: GETTY)
This figure is nearly two