Covid-19 is now killing faster than at any point in 2020.

Written by: Dr. Ali Khatau

Posted at: 2021-01-14 12:50:03

The US reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in one day Tuesday,12th January 2021- 4,327, according to Johns Hopkins University. In fact, the five highest daily tallies for new infections and new deaths have all occurred in 2021. Over the past week, the US has averaged more than 3,300 deaths every day, a jump of more than 217% from mid-November. More than 3 million new US cases have been reported in the first 13 days of the year. As of Wednesday, more than 23 million Americans have been infected with the virus, a million more than just four days earlier, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Many experts aren't surprised after widespread holiday gatherings, casual get-togethers with friends and weeks of record-high hospitalization numbers.

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