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US shatters record, reports more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day

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The United States set new coronavirus records with more than 4,000 deaths and 269,420 new infections in a single day. Cases of the highly contagious U.K. variant of COVID-19 are now confirmed in at least 8 states. Plus, a new study published in The Lancet found that out of 1,733 Chinese patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19, 76% still had at least one symptom 6 months later. NBC’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports for Weekend TODAY.