December Sees Highest COVID-19 Death Toll In U.S. Since Pandemic Began

Written by on December 27, 2020

December marked the deadliest month in the USA for the reason that coronavirus pandemic started, with greater than 63,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded nationwide throughout the month to date, in keeping with knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College.

April held the earlier month-to-month report for the best variety of COVID-19 deaths, with at the least 55,000 reported. The U.S. noticed a steep incline in coronavirus instances, hospitalizations and deaths within the spring, adopted by a pointy lower over the summer season. These numbers started to extend once more within the fall and have continued to surge into the winter.

As of Sunday, there have been practically 19 million recorded COVID-19 instances within the U.S. and greater than 331,000 deaths nationwide.

COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna started rolling out throughout the U.S. in latest weeks, marking a turning level within the pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the well being and economic system of the nation.

Members of the White Home coronavirus job pressure have mentioned the hope is to have 20 million Individuals vaccinated by the top of December, one other 30 million in January and 100 million by March.

Nonetheless, public well being specialists and prime officers have warned that the subsequent few months may proceed to see report COVID-19 deaths.

“One factor I promise you about my management throughout this disaster: I’m going to inform it to you straight,” President-elect Joe Biden mentioned throughout a information convention Tuesday. “I’m going to inform you the reality. And right here’s the straightforward fact: Our darkest days within the battle towards COVID are forward of us, not behind us.”

“We have to put together ourselves, to metal our spines,” he added. “As irritating as it’s to listen to, it’s going to take persistence, persistence and willpower to beat this virus. There shall be no time to waste in taking the steps we have to flip this disaster round.”

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