The United States exceeds 700,000 deaths from COVID-19

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 700,000 this Friday since the pandemic began, the highest number in the world, followed by Brazil (596,800) and India (448,372).

According to The New York Times, the majority of deaths are concentrated in the south, where vaccination is slowing and affecting more young people than ever before.

The United States exceeds 700,000 deaths from COVID-19
The United States exceeds 700,000 deaths from COVID-19

Even though the United States was one of the first countries in the world to have vaccines for the disease, most deaths have also been found to occur in unvaccinated people.

In the past week, around 2,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the North American country every day, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Experts attribute the death streak to the Delta variant, which is becoming more and more widespread in the territory, especially in southern states such as Florida, Louisiana or Arkansas.

Recently, the death toll from COVID-19 in the North American country surpassed that of the Spanish flu, which killed around 675,000 people in the last century, making it the deadliest pandemic in the country’s history.

Overall, there are 600,000 more deaths than then-President of the United States, Donald Trump, estimated in March last year, saying that if the country had managed to keep the death toll between 100,000 and 200,000, they would have “done a great job. “

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