In just less than two weeks, the US recorded its five deadliest days since the Covid-19 pandemic’s start — with more than 4,000 virus-related deaths reported Thursday.
The nation’s total Covid-19 death toll has now climbed to more than 365,300, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And another nearly 115,000 people could lose their lives over the next four weeks, according to projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In other words, even though the US is working to distribute vital Covid-19 vaccines — a process criticized as being too slow — the pandemic is not yet showing any signs of slowing down. Rather, across the country, states are reporting increases in numbers.
California reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in just two days and hospitalizations are at record-high levels, with nearly 23,000 patients admitted with the virus.
In Los Angeles County, one person now dies of Covid-19 every eight minutes.
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