The number of people who died from Covid-19 in the US this year exceeded last year, amid a trend of infections again.
According to data on November 20 from Johns Hopkins University, the US has recorded at least 770,691 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic broke out. Meanwhile, data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country in 2020 is 385,343. Thus, at least 385,348 deaths have been recorded this year, higher than last year and will continue to increase in the near future.
In September, the number of nCoV infections in the US tended to decrease after the administration’s vaccination efforts. However, this number is slowly increasing again, and is predicted to soon reach a weekly average of 100,000 cases per day. Last week, 29 states recorded a higher number of infections than the previous week, concentrated in the upper Midwest.
The situation has worsened as temperatures drop as winter approaches, forcing people to stay indoors, making it easier for the virus to spread. In addition, tens of millions of Americans are expected to move across the country to reunite with their families for Thanksgiving on November 25.
US officials are working to meet the goal of raising the full rate of Covid-19 vaccination for adults to 60% nationwide. According to CDC data, about 69% of the US population has received at least one shot of the vaccine, while 59% has completed the vaccination. The age group 65 and older had the highest vaccination rates, with nearly 100% having received a single dose and 86% being fully vaccinated.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 19 approved a booster dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for all adults, and continued to urge people 50 years of age and older to get the vaccine. Tuesday. The CDC also agreed with this decision.
Luster (Follow Hill, Guardian)