(Washington) The United States, the country most officially affected by the epidemic, had more than 800,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University.
This number is higher than the population of entire U.S. states such as North Dakota or Alaska.
There were 450,000 deaths in 2021, and the most effective vaccines are widely available in the spring of 2021, although they have not been approved since December 2020.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are currently an average of 1,150 Govt-19 deaths a day in the United States.
Most of the deaths were unvaccinated.
About 72% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is lower than in many other countries.
“As we cross the milestone of the 800,000 Americans who died of COVID-19, we remember each person and the lives they lived, and we pray for their loved ones,” US President Joe Biden said in a statement.
“I know what it is like to have an empty chair around the kitchen table, especially during the holidays, and it breaks my heart for every family to experience this pain,” he added.
Congress leaders observed a minute of silence on Tuesday evening to pay their respects to the victims.
“We remember that 800,000 loved ones have not yet done this: a lost father or grandfather, a mother or grandmother, a friend, a friend, a familiar face in the neighborhood,” majority leader Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said in a statement. “We all know someone who died of this disease. ”
This tragic situation comes in the midst of the fifth wave of pollution in the United States, which is linked to delta variability as before.
But experts are now concerned about the Omicron variant, which is currently beginning to spread across the country even though it currently represents only 3% of new cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate on the planet.
According to official figures, the United States is the most distressed country in the world, compared to Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia.
The epidemic has killed at least 5.3 million people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to estimates established by the AFP from official sources on Tuesday.
But according to the WHO, the actual number could be two to three times higher.