United States exceeds 900,000 deaths from Covid-19 | News
The Johns Hopkins University of the United States (USA) reported this Friday that that country exceeded the figure of 900,000 deaths from Covi-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, an indicator exacerbated by the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus. .
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The research center details that the total number of deaths amounts to 900,334 people, ratifying that country as the country with the highest number of quantified fatalities, and only two months after reaching 800,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the death rate is experiencing a growing trend, reaching a weekly average of 2,400, a figure that doubles what was evidenced towards mid-December.
Likewise, they pointed out that that nation also leads the infections globally, with a figure of more than 76,220,000 infections, and seconded by India and Brazil; although in this indicator there is evidence of a decrease compared to the month of January, where the cases registered almost 790,000 on January 12, for about 332,000 in the last 24 hours.
The CDC details that this average close to 343,000 weekly infections continues to be well above what was compiled at the beginning of December, prior to the emergence of Ómicron when the weekly average was close to 100,000 infections.
And even higher than the peak evidenced in January 2021, when said average was estimated at 250,000 cases per week. To which is added an average of weekly hospitalizations of approximately 133,000 patients.
The deaths in the United States due to issues associated with the Sars-Cov-2 virus are considered worrying by experts, especially due to the fact that the vaccination campaign in the country is not going at the pace of other countries considered advanced.
In this sense, they detailed from the CDC that only 64 percent of the US population is fully immunized; and only 42 percent of those who can get a booster dose have done so.