The number of daily COVID-19 deaths is at a six-month high mainly due to the millions of unvaccinated Americans.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March. The lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of school, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers. https://t.co/vr3KDPh2Eo
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 21, 2021
From AP News:
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
Now, nearly 64% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. And yet, average deaths per day have climbed 40% over the past two weeks, from 1,387 to 1,947, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. William Moss of Johns Hopkins notes that many low-vaccination communities also have high rates of conditions like obesity and diabetes. Those complications combined with the Delta variant have made for a deadly equation.
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FAUCI: "2,000 deaths per day is absolutely terrible. We've got to get that way, way down, and we can do that by vaccinating the people who are unvaccinated."
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) September 21, 2021
Yesterday I was heartbroken to share the deaths of several Kentuckians in their 20s. These kids had their entire lives ahead of them and now they are gone too soon because of COVID. This virus is taking people younger and younger. Please, we need this age group to get vaccinated.
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) September 21, 2021