© Reuters File Photo: Washington, USA, May 27, 2020 Pedestrians walk in front of the White House as the coronavirus (Covid-1) outbreak continues. Reuters / Leah Mills
Written by Shaina Ahluwalia and Lasya Priya M.
(Reuters) – The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as authorities introduced a booster dose of the vaccine to protect the elderly and people working in high-risk occupations.
A Reuters analysis of public health data found that the country reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths a day last week, about 0% of deaths in January.
According to Reuters Tally, the United States still leads the world in Covid-1 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections and deaths. Worldwide, the epidemic will surpass 5 million deaths.
The highly transferable delta variant increased in the case of Covid-1 cases, reaching a current level of about 117,625 cases per day on a seven-day revolving average, reaching mid-September.
It still has over 10,000 cases a day that top U.S. infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Anthony Fawcett says need to end the health crisis.
Although the number of admissions to national hospitals has decreased in recent weeks, some states, especially in the south of the country, tend to record large growth. Stress.
U.S. President Joe Biden received a booster shot Monday, hoping to set an example of the need for Americans to take extra shots, even as millions of people left without their first.
Although scientists are divided over the need for booster shots when many people in the United States and other countries remain unvaccinated, Biden announced the push in August as part of an effort to increase protection against highly contagious delta variants.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5% of the US population has received the full vaccine, with about 5% receiving at least one dose.
On Monday, New York hospitals began dismissing or temporarily dismissing health workers for disobeying state orders to vaccinate, when a federal judge ruled in favor of a private healthcare provider in Ohio 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 are lagging behind in some parts of the Northeast and West Coast, indicating a divide between rural and urban parts of the country.
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