Published: 2020-12-31 10:33
Last Updated: 2021-03-06 01:52
Wednesday, the US recorded over 3,900 COVID-19 deaths, according to a census published by Johns Hopkins University, which breaks the record of coronavirus deaths recorded in 24 hours.
The US is one of the most affected countries in the world by the pandemic. Johns Hopkins University also announced that 189,671 new infections were recorded Wednesday before 8:30 PM.
Thus, the total number of infections has reached 19,715,899 in the US, and the total number of deaths is 341,845.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Anthony Fauci, warned Sunday that the pandemic in the US is “out of control.” He described the surge in infections as “very sharp,” adding that the US is in a “very difficult situation,” and has not seen a low baseline where community spread can be controlled.
Fauci warned that deaths are expected to rise at alarming rates during the winter months and after gatherings on holidays.
The country began a vaccination campaign against COVID-19 called Operation Warp Speed during which it received the first doses of about 2.8 million people, but this number is still far behind the 20 million people that outgoing President Donald Trump pledged to include in the campaign by the end of the year.