October 1 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths, with officials bringing booster doses of the vaccine to protect the elderly and those working in high-risk occupations, according to Reuters figures.
The country recorded an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day in the past week, representing a 60% peak of deaths in January, Reuters analysis Public health statistics showed.
According to Reuters, the United States still leads the world in covid-1 cases and deaths, accounting for 1% and 14% of all reported infections and deaths. Globally, the epidemic has overtaken 5 million deaths.
The highly contagious delta type has led to an increase in Covid-1 cases reaching around mid-September on a seven-day rolling average.
It’s still up 10,000 cases a day Dr. Anthony Fawcett, America’s top infectious disease expert, says there is a need to end the health crisis.
While the number of hospital admissions has been declining in recent weeks, some states, especially in the south of the country, are recording this trend. Big rise, Putting pressure on the health system.
US President Joe Biden received a booster shot on Monday, which needs to set an example for the American people Extra shot Even millions go without their first.
Scientists are divided when needed Booster shots While many people in the United States and other countries remain unvaccinated, Biden announced in August as part of an effort to protect against the highly circulated delta type.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 56% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, with about 65% receiving at least one dose.
On Monday, New York hospitals began firing or Suspending health workers For violating a state order to vaccinate, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Ohio private health care provider that made shots mandatory for its employees.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination rates in some parts of the Midwest and South lag behind parts of the Northeast and West Coast, indicating a divide between rural and urban areas of the country.
Reported by Shaina Ahluwalia, Lasya Priya M and Roshan Abraham in Bangalore; Edited by Jane Wardell
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