- The death toll from COVID-19 in the US is 663,963 and the population is 331,449,281, this means that one in 500 Americans has died from the virus.
- It comes as the fourth wave of the pandemic is showing signs of slowing and the rate of new cases is at its lowest level since early July
- On Wednesday, the US reported 143,895 new cases of Covid, with a seven-day rolling average of 154,449, a 12% increase from the 137,058 average reported a month ago.
- This is a significant drop from the average 150% increase recorded over the four-week period last month
- Once hot spots such as Florida and Louisiana are improving, but infection rates are still rising in some states, such as Ohio and West Virginia, due to low vaccination rates.
- In West Virginia, the number of positive cases and hospitalizations broke record levels, with only 40% of all residents fully vaccinated
- COVID cases are also rising in Ohio, with 7,325 reported on Tuesday, and less than half of the people in 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties have been vaccinated.
One in 500 Americans has died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, while the fourth wave is showing signs of decline.
As of Wednesday morning, 663,963 US residents have died from the coronavirus – and the country’s population, most recently, is 331,449,281, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. statistics The US Census Bureau shows.
When the death toll is divided by the total population, it shows that 0.2 percent of Americans died from causes related to the virus.
The grim milestone comes as the average total number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise but the growth rate is much slower.
Officials reported 143,895 new cases of Covid on Tuesday, with a seven-day rolling average of 154,449, according to Johns Hopkins.
This is a 12 per cent increase from the 137,058 average reported a month ago, a dramatic drop from the 150 per cent increase recorded in the four-week period last month.
An analysis of data from DailyMail.com shows that nearly half of US states have either seen a decline in Covid infections or have remained stable over the past week.
Deaths have risen against the seven-day rolling average of 1,873 with 1,823 virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, a jump of 163 from the average of 644 reported four weeks ago.
However, experts say the death rate is a lagging indicator and often doesn’t start to decline until two or three weeks after cases appear.
While once-hot spots such as Florida and Louisiana are improving, infection rates are still rising in some states, such as Ohio and West Virginia, due to low vaccination levels.
One in 500 Americans has died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 1,823 virus-related deaths were recorded on Tuesday, with a seven-day rolling average of 1,873.
On Wednesday, the US reported 143,895 new cases of covid, with a seven-day rolling average of 154,449, a 12% increase from the 137,058 average reported a month earlier, a decline from a 150% increase in the four-week period last month. done.
Nearly half of US states have either seen a decline or have remained stable in Covid infections in the past week
The country is well below the dire peaks it reached in January 202, when it averaged about 3,400 deaths and a quarter million cases per day.
The US is immunizing about 900,000 per day, down from a high of 3.4 million per day in mid-April.
On Friday, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel will meet to discuss whether the US should start giving booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine.
On a more positive note, the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 now appears to be around 90,000 or even declining to the level where things stood in February.
Last week, President Joe Bien ordered all employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccination or weekly testing, a measure that affects nearly 80 million Americans.
And the nearly 17 million workers in health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid must also be fully vaccinated.
“We’ve read and heard stories of people hospitalized, people on their death beds, over the past few weeks,” Biden said in announcing the rules last week.
‘This is an epidemic of the uneducated.’
The requirements have been met with resistance and threats from the lawsuit from Republicans who say people should be able to choose whether they want to get the shots.
While there are still US hotspots, some states are seeing a surge in cases due to low vaccination rates.
Both positive cases and the number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in West Virginia broke records as Governor Jim Justice scolded residents who continue to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Last week, the number of confirmed virus cases across the state stood at around 8,860, breaking the weekly record of nearly 8,200 since early January.
In West Virginia, the number of positive cases and hospitalizations broke record levels, with only 40% of all residents fully vaccinated
COVID cases are also rising in Ohio, with 7,325 reported on Tuesday, and less than half of the people in 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties have been vaccinated.
Additionally, a record 852 people were hospitalized due to the virus on Monday.
It crossed the set mark of 818 on January 5 and jumped to 810 on Saturday. Such cases had come down to 52 in early July, before rising sharply over the past two months.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Virginia currently has the lowest vaccination rate in the nation, with only 40 percent of residents fully vaccinated.
Justice said in a press conference, ‘This is an epidemic without vaccination.
At the convention, Justice introduced Linda Lanier, who said her adult son, Joe Goodknight, refused vaccinations and contracted COVID-19 while on a family leave.
He has been in Charleston Hospital for more than six weeks and is on a ventilator.
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