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Coronavirus digest: US COVID hospitalizations cross 100,000

More than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, marking a new all-time record. President-elect Biden gave a dire warning as cases continued to rise. DW rounds up the latest developments.

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25 Dec
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20 Dec
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21 Dec
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20 Dec
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23 Dec
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22 Dec
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23 Dec
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21 Dec
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22 Dec
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