US COVID Mortalities Surpasses 900,000 as Omicron Weans

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  • Cumulative death toll breached 900,000 mark.
  • In December, the country recorded 800,000 deaths.
  • So far 75,087,972 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to WHO.

Washington: A combined tally of the death toll for the US revealed a breach crossing the 900,000 mark on Friday. The tally ranked US first followed by Russia, Brazil and India with more than 1.8 million cumulative deaths.

It’s just a month and a half ago the state surpassed the 800,000 mark. Despite signs of Omicron weaning off, there has been no reduction in deaths, sources said. An average of 2,400 deaths have been reported, according to government figures.

The milestone comes more than 13 months into a vaccination drive that has been beset by misinformation and political and legal strife, though the shots have proved safe and highly effective at preventing serious illness and death. According to the data collected, Omicron has had a heavy impact on the young population of the United States.  

Meanwhile, the director for CDC signed off on the USFA’s full approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in those aged 18 or over. The vaccine was approved for Emergency use in December 2020 and is now fully approved for regular use.

Globally, 386,548,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5,705,754 deaths, were reported to WHO. In the United States, there have been 75,087,972 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 888,113 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 27 January 2022, a total of 523,213,327 vaccine doses have been administered.

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