US daily COVID-19 deaths decline 12% over 2 weeks

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The death rate for COVID-19 among adults over the age of 75 exceeds that of all other age groups

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The US is experiencing a decline in daily COVID-19 deaths after two months of steady increases in mid-September, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the latest available data, the seven-day moving average indicates a 12% drop over the past almost two weeks, from 1,630 on September 21 to 1,428 on October 5. Still, the country recorded a grim milestone late on Friday, when the US death toll from COVID-19 passed 700,000.

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Also, as of September 25, the death rate among adults aged 75 years and older exceeded all other age groups at 2.09 per 100,000, while adults aged 65-74, 50-64 and 40-49 had a rate of 0.97, was 0.44. and 0.23, respectively. Before zero among children under 11 years of age, the rate continued to decline and declined to 0.10 among those aged 30–39 and a steady 0.02 among those aged 12–29.

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Americans over the age of 65 with the highest uptake of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, more than 97% for adults aged 65-74 and about 92% for those aged 75 and older is tied with.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky, at a White House COVID-19 briefing on October 6, noted the current “fairly stable” seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths, at about 1,400. Valensky also warned of a potentially severe flu season this year, noting concern among experts of reduced population-level immunity against seasonal flu due to masking and distancing during the pandemic.

“The increase in flu infections and flu severity can place an additional burden on our health care system and increase the strain on our nation’s healthcare workers,” said Valensky, adding that flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age or older. Reiterating the recommendations of

Including adults over the age of 65, people with chronic health conditions, and children, especially children, “like COVID-19, we need to vaccinate as many people as possible for influenza so that we provide protection for those who are most at risk.” under 5 years old

Valensky encouraged vaccination against COVID-19 and flu among eligible populations who have not yet received shots. Federal statistics show that more than 76% of Americans over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and about 66% are fully vaccinated.


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