It took three and a half months for the United States to increase motivation from 600,000 to 700,000 deaths as variability among non-vaccinated Americans spread. The national death toll is higher than Boston’s population.
The new milestone is very disappointing for public health officials and leading medical professionals because vaccines have been available to all eligible Americans for almost six months, and they protect against hospitalization and death. An estimated 70 million Americans have not yet done so, which provides fuel for variation.
“You lose covit patients, it shouldn’t happen”, Debbie Delabas, chief nurse at UF Health Jacksonville, said she recalled how the hospital recorded eight Govt-19 deaths a day when it returned to summer at one point. “This is something that should not happen.”
Despite the increase in deaths, there are signs of improvement.
Nationwide, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped to about 75,000, up from 93,000 in the first days of September. New cases average 112,000 a day, down nearly a third in the past two and a half weeks.
Deaths appear to be declining, averaging 1,900 a day against 2,000 a week ago.
The decrease in cases related to summer outbreaks is due to the fact that more people are using masks and more and more people are being vaccinated. This fall may also be due to the fact that the virus has already infected people in some places and the incidence of infection is low.