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The United States achieved another grim record on Wednesday, recording more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported.

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Officials nationwide reported at least 3,011 new fatalities, the Times reported. That topped last week’s mark of 2,885, the newspaper reported.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Wednesday’s death totals nationwide were even higher, at 3,049.

Last week’s total surpassed the April 15, 2020, mark of 2,752 deaths, according to the Times.

The United States is averaging about 2,230 new death reports per day, according to Johns Hopkins University’s data.

The U.S. fatality total continues to move closer to 300,000. As of Wednesday night, Johns Hopkins University reported 289,298 total deaths.

Fatalities continue to rise as U.S. officials work to approve and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine for Americans, the Times reported. The United Kingdom began vaccinating its citizens Tuesday. However, British health officials are investigating two reports of possible allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The two people, who are now feeling better, have suffered “significant allergic reactions” in the past, according to The Associated Press.

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