Daily COVID-19 Deaths Reach 6-Month High

The number of daily COVID-19 deaths is at a six-month high mainly due to the millions of unvaccinated Americans.

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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