Another sobering threshold crossed in the fight against COVID-19: the latest data shows 1 in 500 Americans have died due to the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population as of April 2020 was 331.4 million.
The country averaged more than 152,300 new Covid-19 cases each day over the past week as of Tuesday — more than 13 times than what it was on June 22, when the average was at its lowest of 2021 (11,303 daily), according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The US averaged 1,805 new Covid-19 deaths each day over a week as of Tuesday — significantly higher than the low average of the year (218) reached July 5, according to Johns Hopkins.
Read the full report here.
I saw a few folks on Twitter try to make the point that “1 in 500” dying means “499 of 500” lived.
I think it goes without saying that aside from the deaths that occurred due to COVID-19, there are the massive hospital bills for those who got to go home. Plus, the ongoing “long COVID” effects some are experiencing, and permanent health issues like lung damage or brain damage, and the lost wages while sick, etc…
But go on, you people, try and justify all this misery so you can feel better about denying it all.
As officials in the United States debate vaccine boosters and requirements, a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University and US Census Bureau data shows about one in 500 residents has died of Covid-19. https://t.co/qj7u096gBy
— CNN (@CNN) September 15, 2021