The U.S. recorded 2,733 deaths on Wednesday, the U.S. COVID Tracking Project reported, the second-highest total since the pandemic began, APA reports citing ABC News.
The only higher total was record during the previous height of the pandemic on May 7, when 2,769 Americans died of coronavirus-related issues, according to the tracking project.
"It is also the first time deaths have exceeded 5k in a 2-day period," the project tweeted.
The seven-day average for deaths is at 1,584, according to the health data.
Hospitalizations in the country passed another grim milestone, as over 100,000 people are in hospitals for COVID-19 symptoms, according to the data. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is at 95,314, The COVID Tracking Project said.