The Census Bureau estimates that in the last week of December, the population of the United States was approximately 330,750,000. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the national death toll from Covid-19 reached 331,116 on Saturday afternoon.
In the United States, Covid-19 infections have exceeded 18.7 million.
The first death in the United States due to Covid-19 occurred on February 29 in Kirkland, Washington. However, the results of an autopsy in April confirmed that two Californians died of Covid-19 in early February.
According to CNN statistics, the World Health Organization announced the Covid-19 pandemic on March 11. At that time, some states began to implement restrictive lock-in agreements to curb proliferation. At the same time, most European countries are in the midst of a surge in Covid-1
9, overwhelming hospitals and healthcare systems.
Within a few weeks, Johns Hopkins University data showed that at least 10,000 Americans died of Covid-19 on April 4. Health experts warned that due to testing issues and misclassifications, the death toll may not be much higher.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, four months after the first confirmed infection of American soil, the average number of deaths per day in the United States exceeded 1,000, reaching 100,000 on May 23.
In the summer, national mortality and infection rates slowed from their April highs, although different states experienced intermittent outbreaks, which led to a surge in local populations. By May, four months after the death of 100,000 Americans, a total of 200,000 Americans had died on September 21.
Since November, the death rate has risen. It then took four months to reach a similar trend of 200,000, and the next jump to 300,000 deaths took only 11 weeks. The trademark was announced on December 14.
Health officials implored the American public to remain vigilant about the coronavirus agreement, including isolation, social isolation and wearing masks. Officials in California have increased the infection rate at an alarming rate, and they attribute the driving force behind the November surge directly to coronavirus fatigue.
With the advent of Christmas and New Year, and the reasons for the long incubation period of the virus, hospitals and state governments are preparing to continue the epidemic until January and February one year after the pandemic began.
Hollie Silverman of CNN contributed to this report.