US passes the 300,000 mark of COVID-19 deaths

World

Published: 2020-12-15 12:52

Last Updated: 2021-03-01 18:03


Photo: Anadolu Agency
Photo: Anadolu Agency

 

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has exceeded 300,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University census Monday.

It is the only country to record such high numbers, with nearly 200,000 cases and 3,000 deaths per day. 

By registering 300,000 deaths, the country has lost the equivalent of the population of Cincinnati, Ohio.

More than 16 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States since the outbreak began. But the actual outcome may be greater because no tests were conducted in the beginning of the crisis.

In contrast to the first wave in the spring, which primarily affected the Northeast, the current wave affects various parts of the United States.

The data of the "Covid Tracking Project" program showed that more than 109,000 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the United States.

The only hope for Americans is a vaccine. The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived Monday morning at vaccination centers in the country, and a nurse in New York was the first American to receive it.

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recommended that priority for the vaccination be given to residents of elderly homes, and health personnel.