US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000


The COVID-19 pandemic is the deadliest in US history, with more than 700,000 Americans succumbing, and counting.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has recorded 702,444 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began more than 18 months ago. The country has seen 43,799,517 COVID-19 cases in total.

Yesterday US officials reported 25,215 new COVID-19 cases and 237 deaths.

The 7-day average of new daily cases is 106,725, with 1,907 daily deaths, according to the Washington Post tracker. In the past week, new daily cases fell 9.6%, deaths fell 4.5%, and hospitalizations fell 11.2%.

Stressed hospitals in several states

Though the summer surge caused by the Delta (B1617. 2) variant seems to be officially dwindling, several states are still experiencing overcrowded hospitals.



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