One in 500 Americans has died from COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University confirms

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The most recent data provided by Johns Hopkins University regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States confirms that more than one American in every 500 has died from complications related to the outbreak.

Because it is important?: After the approval for the emergency use of vaccines against the virus, the country experienced a new wave of cases. In large part, the new positives are tied to the delta variant, which originated in India.

  • 665 thousand 496 people have died from coronavirus in the United States, reported Johns Hopkins University in its 5:00 pm newsletter.
  • The nation continues to fight the surge in cases as the federal government has invited the unvaccinated to do so.

The data: 30.1% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have been in people over the age of 85. Health experts have repeatedly indicated the risk of contagion in the elderly.

  • One in four hospitals in the country reported that more than 95% of ICU beds are occupied, according to the CDC.
  • The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi lag the furthest behind in vaccinations against COVID-19.

Main source of the news: AXIOS

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