U.S. Passes 800,000 Covid Deaths — These States Have Led The Country

The number of Americans who have died from the coronaviruses since the beginning of the year has reached over one million, according to a report by the University of Baltimore.

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The US death toll is 800,280, and the country has averaged 1,190 deaths per day over the last four weeks.

California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania account for more than half of the deaths.

Mississippi leads the country with 347 deaths per 100,000 residents since early 2020, followed by Alabama, New Jersey, Louisiana and Arizona, according to the CDC.

Vermont has recorded the most deaths since the start of the Pandemic with 408, followed by Alaska with 857, Hawaii with 1,047, Maine with 1,376, Wyoming with 1,472, New Hampshire with 1,788 and North Dakota with 1,962.

Hawaii and Maine have the highest coronavirus deaths per 100,000 residents.

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On Tuesday, the United States surpassed 50 million coronaviruses infections.

The United States has lost more residents than any other country, accounting for 15% of the world's total recorded deaths. Fatalities spiked in the spring of 2020 and then plummeted in January after the Covid-19 vaccine became available. Cases and deaths are still below September levels, but daily infections have spiked more than 50% in the last two weeks, and deaths are well above their July lull. In the past seven days, Wyoming has led the nation with 7.6 new deaths per 100,000 residents, followed by Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona.

What to watch for.

A large wave of Covid-19 cases could be caused by a new coronaviruses variant called omicron. The variant accounted for 2.9% of U.S. infections last week, a sevenfold increase from one week prior, and Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN he expects omicron to eventually become the country's dominant variant. Omicron may cause less severe illness than previous forms, but scientists worry it could be more transmissible.

The U.S. is approaching 800,000 Covid-19 deaths.