According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the United States was the first to reach the severe milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths this week.
In other updated statistics in the “Key Trends” section of the University’s Coronavirus Resource Center website, the researchers also pointed out that the country’s observed case fatality rate ranks 11th in the world among the 20 most affected countries currently. Mexico accounted for the highest ratio, at 10.5%.
In contrast, the interest rate in the US is 2.9%, lagging behind other countries such as France, Spain, Romania, Colombia and Brazil.
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Another Johns Hopkins (Johns Hopkins) data calculates the number of deaths per 100,000 population, including data on confirmed cases and healthy people. For this statistic, the United States ranks sixth, with 61.37 deaths per 100,000 people. According to researchers, the country with the highest incidence in Peru is Peru, with 98.06 deaths per 100,000 people.
The researchers wrote: “The country with the highest number of deaths is proportional to its COVID-19 cases or population, not necessarily the highest number of deaths overall.”
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As of Wednesday afternoon, the death toll in the United States was 201,459, while the global death toll was 973,176. The United States has a population of approximately 330 million and ranks among the top in the world in the number of reported cases, close to 7 million, followed by 5.6 million in India and 4.5 million in Brazil. Russia ranks fourth in the number of cases, with more than 1.1 million reported cases.
At the time of the analysis, the world was waiting for news of the approval of the coronavirus vaccine. On the same day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading US infectious disease expert, and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified in court. Hearings of the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
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Fauci said: “We expect that sometime by the end of this year, such as November or December, we will know whether these methods are safe and effective.”
At the same time, Redfield talked about the large-scale antibody testing currently being led by the CDC, which shows that most Americans are not yet infected with COVID-19 and are still at risk.
Redfield said: “In order to understand the proportion of the population infected with COVID-19 and how many proportions are still at risk, the CDC is currently conducting large-scale serological testing across the United States.”
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He said the agency hopes to release the results of the analysis in the first round of research reports in the next few weeks.