Peter Wells in New York
The US reported the smallest increase in coronavirus deaths in two weeks on Monday, but hospital admissions topped 35,000 for the first time in nearly six weeks.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, states attributed an additional 284 deaths to coronavirus, according to the Covid Tracking Project, compared with 464 on Sunday and 326 on Monday last week. It was the smallest increase in deaths since the 257 reported on September 28.
Florida (47), Pennsylvania (18) and Arkansas (17) reported the largest increases in deaths.
Texas – the second largest state in the United States and consistently among the states with the highest increase in deaths – recorded only one death, the smallest daily increase since early June.
However, Monday numbers tend to be lower on weekends than on other days of the week due to reporting delays.
Another 43,043 people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, compared to 46,776 on Sunday and 38,133 on Monday last week.
California (3,449), Tennessee (2,965), and Illinois (2,742) reported the largest increases in infections within a day. Kansas (2,055) and Michigan (1,932) were the two states with record gains, despite reporting data for the first time in three and two days, respectively.
The number of patients with coronavirus in U.S. hospitals rose to 35,056 from 34,028 on Sunday. It was the highest number of hospital patients since the 35,569 reported on September 2nd.