US Registering Highest Deaths Yet from the Coronavirus

January 11, 2021 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified January 12, 2021

This article from AP News claims the U.S. registered more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before — nearly 3,900 — on the very day the mob attack on the Capitol laid bare some of the same, deep political divisions that have hampered the battle against the pandemic. The virus continues to surge in numerous states across the country, with many hospitals forced to ration care and essentially decide who lives and who dies.

Meanwhile, 5.9 million Americans have gotten their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as of last Thursday, a one-day gain of about 600,000, according to the CDC. Hundreds of millions will need to be vaccinated in order to stop the coronavirus.

Roughly 1.9 million people around the world have died of the virus, with more than 360,000 in the U.S. alone. December was by far the nation’s deadliest month yet, and health experts are warning that January could be even worse because of family gatherings and travel over the holidays.

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