The U.S. has recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring.

The number of Americans hospitalized with the virus has eclipsed 100,000 for the first time. And new cases have begun topping 200,000 a day.

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That's according to figures released Thursday.

The three benchmarks altogether show a country slipping deeper into crisis, with perhaps the worst yet to come.

Millions of Americans disregarded warnings to stay home over Thanksgiving and celebrate only with members of their household.

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