The death toll in the US due to the Covid-19 epidemic exceeded 900,000 on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.
The death toll had risen to 800,000 by mid-December, a month and a half ago.
New cases related to the Omicron variant were declining, but daily deaths are still rising, at an average of 2,400 XNUMX now, according to government figures.
“Hospitals remain high, expanding our capacity for health care and staff to reach borders in other parts of the country,” said Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Covid mortality usually occurs a few weeks after patients contract the virus, which explains why the increase in mortality occurs later than spike in new cases.
Americans continue to be killed by Covid in large numbers because only 64 percent of people are completely vaccinated, although effective vaccines are widely available.
The United States has the highest number of Covid executions in full, ahead of Brazil and India, according to government figures.
The Covid-19 epidemic has killed at least 5.7 million people worldwide since its inception in December 2019, according to AFP published Friday.