The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now predicts that the United States will witness 400,000 coronavirus deaths by January 20, when President Donald Trump leaves office.
The country killed 100,000 people in May and 200,000 people after 4 months. It broke 300,000 runs in 3 months, and set 400,000 runs to only take a month. CDC made decisions using a collection of mathematical models. The United States is one of the countries with the highest mortality rates in the countries most affected by the virus, after Italy, Spain and Britain.
The expected rate means an additional 65,000 will die over the next few weeks. This figure reminds us of the increasing rate of claims that the virus lives in the United States and highlights the urgency of vaccine distribution efforts.
President-elect Joe Biden was expected to criticize the Trump administration for the slow release of the vaccine on Tuesday. The vaccine has been administered more than 2 million doses, a little less than the 20 million promised by the end of the year.
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The weekly death toll is expected to increase through January 16, but the number of cases by country is declining due to uneven holiday coverage for two weeks. According to Covid Tracking Project data, Washington alone reported a 7-day average in cases much higher than a week ago.
The US posted 162,190 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. At least 335,051 people have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University data.