Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that COVID-19 has killed more people in 2021 than in 2020.
The disease is reported to be the underlying or contributing cause of death for about 377,883 people in 2020, accounting for 11.3% of all deaths, according to the CDC.
According to CDC data, as of the end of Sunday, 770,461 people had died from the coronavirus. That means about 14,700 more people have died in 2021 than last year from COVID-19 – and there is still more than a month left of the year for that number to rise.
CDC figures only take into account reported deaths, and it is likely that more people will die from COVID-19 in 2020 than are recorded; The 2020 coronavirus-related deaths in the US were not tracked until February.
New COVID cases are now on the rise in 38 states, and health officials have been bracing for the possibility of an increase in cases over the winter.
Experts say the rise is being driven by a combination of factors: due to the seasonality of the virus, immunity declines, and many Americans remain unvaccinated.
Despite the growing number of cases, fully vaccinated family members can “completely” enjoy the holiday together inside without wearing a mask, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.
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► About 4 million federal workers had to be immunized Monday by President Biden’s executive order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
►89.8% of New Yorkers adults have at least one dose of the vaccine, New York Governor Kathy Hochul Announcement on Twitter.
►Connecticut is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases than any other state: The state had an average of 738 daily cases last week, up 116% from the previous two weeks, Hartford Courant reported.
📈Today’s Number: The United States has recorded more than 47 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 771,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global total: More than 257 million cases and 5.1 million deaths. More than 196 million Americans – 59.1% of the population – are fully immunized, According to CDC.
📘What we are reading: How to stay safe this Thanksgiving, even if The COVID pandemic remains a threat.
New York congressional investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s conduct ended Democratic administration misrepresentation of nursing home residents who have died from COVID-19, according to a lawmaker who reviewed the committee’s still-secret report.
The report, compiled by New York City law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, covers a series of allegations of misconduct by Cuomo, including allegations of sexual harassment and employee involvement in writing books about the coronavirus pandemic.
Other topics include the Cuomo administration’s manipulation of data on COVID-19 deaths that have been presented to the public.
The AP and other news organizations have reported gaps in the state’s statistics on deaths, including the administration’s decision to exclude hospital deaths. nursing home with a total of thousands of patients who died after being transferred to the hospital.
Davis Polk investigators confirmed news reports that the state Department of Health wanted to add these hospital deaths to the state’s nursing home deaths list.
Steck, a Democrat representing part of the Albany area, said: “The investigation revealed that as they were looking into these issues, book sales were taking place. “They’re trying to make it like what they think is the least damaging to the governor instead of just telling the truth.”
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Contribution: Associated Press