Stars and Stripes stripes.com 19 Dec, 2020 19:15 am

US sets another coronavirus record; vaccine shipments reduced

US sets another coronavirus record; vaccine shipments reduced
With California's more than 48,000 new cases leading the way, the United States as a whole added a record 249,709 new cases of COVID-19 in one day, according to Johns Hopkins University.

It's just not right, right now," Pirozzi said from her parents' home in Oak Park, California.When Pirozzi's father, Jerry, arrived at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousands Oaks, it was so packed with patients that he had to spend two days in the emergency room before an intensive care bed opened up, Pirozzi said."I'm sure that was very difficult for him, being confused, not being able to breathe, being alone," Pirozzi said.Pirozzi said her family hasn't told Jerry that his wife of more than 57 years is also hospitalized; she fears that would only make him worse.

" Pirozzi said both of her parents have been having panic attacks.With California's more than 48,000 new cases leading the way, the United States as a whole added a record 249,709 new cases of COVID-19 in one day, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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