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 recorded702,444 COVID-19 deathssince 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 theWashington Posttracker. 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.