December sets sad record for COVID-19 deaths in the US

During the epidemic, about one in 930 Americans died from the coronavirus.

December set a record for the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States – about 78 thousand people.

At the same time, health officials warned that this figure is likely to be even higher in January, despite the vaccination campaign’s start.

In the week from December 28 to January 3, more than 18,400 people died from COVID-19, according to a Reuters count based on state and county reports.

During the entire pandemic in the United States, more than 351 thousand people died from coronavirus or about one in 930 residents.

Last week, about one and a half million cases were detected in the country, which is 16.5 percent more than in the previous seven days.

More than 126,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals, up 25 percent from a month ago.

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