The US reports over 1000 deaths from Covid-19 in one day.
WASHINGTON: The US reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday (August 17). According to a Reuters tally, you are equating to around 42 fatalities an hour as the Delta variant continues to ravage parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
According to Reuters, Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States have increased by 769 per day over the past month. It is the highest rate since mid-April, according to the tally.
President Joe Biden’s administration confirmed on Tuesday evening that it planned to extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, and buses until mid-January.
The US authorities approved Wednesday booster shots for all Americans starting from September 20. And in this way, after eight months, all people should complete their dose.
However, it was after being warned that Covid-19 vaccine efficacy is declining over time.
“The data clearly show that protection against coronavirus infection starts to decline over time after the initial doses of vaccine. And in conjunction with the dominance Delta variant, we are beginning to see evidence of reduced immunity against mild and moderate diseases.” said the country’s top health officials in a statement.
“We conclude that a booster shot is necessary to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its longevity.”
Like many other countries, the US has seen the Delta variant present a significant challenge.
The Reuters tally based on state data Tuesday showed 1,017 deaths. It brings the total death toll from this pandemic to just below 623,000, the highest official number of deaths reported by any country.
In March, the US had more than 1,000 deaths per day for the last time.
In the face of the new threat, US officials have begun to accelerate vaccinations, with the average seven-day dose of vaccines increasing by 14% in the last two weeks, according to figures from Our World in Data.
Although initially, governments and businesses offered incentives for getting vaccinated, such as cash or prizes.
At the same time, the rise in vaccinations has forced some states and companies to mandate vaccines for workers who want to stay at work and avoid routine testing.
However, US hospitals continue to flood with new patients as Covid-19-related hospitalizations have increased by about 70 percent in the past two weeks.
According to Reuters, the US reported an average of more than 100,000 cases per day over the past 12 days. It is a six-month record.
According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention data, the US South is still the epicenter of the current outbreak. Florida reported nearly 26,000 new cases last Wednesday, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was among the new cases, whose state is covered in a fourth Covid-19 surge. His office confirmed that Mr. Abbott was cheerful for Covid-19, but he has not yet shown any symptoms.
According to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the number of children hospitalized with Covid-19 rises across the country.
According to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, a trend health experts attribute the Delta variant to infect children than the original Alpha strain.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.