US sets another record in COVID-19 deaths and infections
The United States has reported again on Wednesday record numbers of COVID-related deaths and infections in the last 24 hours. More than 3,700 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, which was observed in approximately 250,000 people in the same 24 hours.
This means that the peak of the pandemic in the United States is continuing for the time being. Some 113,000 COVID-19 patients are currently in hospitals across the country.
This week the country started to administer the first vaccinations against the coronavirus. Moncef Slaoui, one of the key advisers to the US vaccination campaign, said Sunday that by the end of march, an estimated 100 million Americans would been vaccinated.
At the beginning of this month, President Joe Biden and the head of the American Center for Disease Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, warned that a further 200,000 people may die in the US by February if people do not comply with the regulations and measures better.
The United States is the hardest hit country in the world. A total of nearly 17 million people in the US have already identified the coronavirus. More than 300,000 people have so far succumbed to the effects of Covid-19.