Nearly two years since the deadly Covid-19 struck the world; several countries worldwide are still struggling to combat the pandemic and get rid of the virus. According to THE HILL, new data was released on November 20 about the death of the patients from COVID-19 in 2021 in the U.S. The number of Covid deaths in the United States in 2021 topped the total in 2020, marking yet another sad milestone in the COVID-19 epidemic. According to the most recent data available from Johns Hopkins University, at least 770,691 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the United States throughout the pandemic.
The Rise In Cases Is Significant
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informed that the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in 2020 was 385,343. It implies that at least 385,348 COVID-19 deaths have been documented in 2021, 15 higher than in 2020, and that number will only continue to climb in the days and weeks ahead. The sources have also mentioned that the cases will continue to increase to March next year.
According to Wall Street Journal research published in June, global COVID-19 deaths in 2021 have already overtaken those in 2020. At the time, the newspaper said that 1.883 individuals had died due to COVID-19, surpassing the global death toll of 1.88 million from 2020. Despite the recent approval of vaccines for children above 5, the scenario hasn’t improved. The present scenario is likely to get worse as the experts have indicated a significant increase in infection during the winter.
Nearly Two-Thirds Of The Population Is Fully Vaccinated
If we look at the CDC data, it shows that 69 percent of the U.S. population is partially vaccinated, while 59 percent is completely vaccinated. Americans aged 65 and above have the highest vaccination rates across age groups. According to CDC data, nearly 100% of people in that age group are partially vaccinated, and 86 percent are fully vaccinated. While the United States began to celebrate a decrease in COVID-19 cases in September, the numbers have progressively increased. COVID-19 levels were higher in 29 states last week than the week before. The health authorities are prepared for worse scenarios due to a rapid increase in numbers.