The nation is seeing an alarming new rise in COVID-19 deaths that is following a spike in cases being recorded across the country, with the U.S. suffering 2,313 deaths on Wednesday, according to data collected by The New York Times

The numbers are raising concerns that the United States could see deaths from COVID-19 rise the numbers initially seen in the spring, when the pandemic first hit the country.

The rise in deaths on Wednesday represented a 57 percent increase in the 14-day average, according to the Times.

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The Washington Post reports the seven-day average of deaths is above 1,600. It recorded more than 2,200 deaths on Wednesday in its count, which it said was the highest single-day increase in deaths since May 6. 

Coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the U.S. and Europe in the past weeks as temperatures have dropped and people have moved indoors to socialize, which has made it easier for the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus to spread.

There has been promising news on the vaccine front, but it is likely to be a number of months before most people can be vaccinated and in the meantime, more and more people are getting COVID-19. Read more at The Hill