The US may add 62,000 deaths from Covid-19 in a month

The US may add 62,000 deaths from Covid-19 in a month

The number of hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 in the US is expected to increase rapidly in the coming weeks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned.

News agency UPI leading US CDC’s monthly report released on 12/1 forecast, the US may have added 62,000 people di‌e Covid-19 in the period from 10/1 to 5/2 days. Specifically, it is estimated that 8,000 to 14,100 Americans will di‌e from Covid-19 in the week ending January 14, and nearly 9,000 to 18,000 people in the week ending January 22, about 9,000 to 24,700 people for the week ending January 29, more than 10,400 people to 31,000 people for the week ending February 5.

The above forecast is based on aggregating data from 23 groups of models that predict the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US will range from 36,000 to 62,000 within the next 4 weeks.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 842,000 people in the US. The new forecast means the average number of Covid-19 deaths per day in the US will rise to more than 2,600 cases, from more than 1,700 currently.

The CDC also forecasts that the rate of hospitalizations due to Covid-19 will also increase rapidly in the coming weeks.
The forecast was made with concern that current statistics may not fully reflect the emergence and rapid spread of the Omicron variant as well as the impact of the holidays.

The number of infections in the US has continuously set a recent record due to the appearance of the Omicron variant. Earlier this week, the US recorded more than 1.4 million new cases. Since the outbreak, the US has recorded more than 61.7 million cases of Covid-19. Although scientists believe that Omicron may cause less severe symptoms than other strains of SARS-CoV-2, this strain has overwhelmed the US health system due to a record increase in hospital admissions. record in a short time.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus earlier this month warned that Omicron could cause less severe symptoms than other strains of SARS-CoV-2, but it would be wrong to consider it just a slight variation. In fact, in the world there are still hospitalizations and deaths due to Omicron.

Speaking at a press conference on January 12, Tedros again warned that Omicron was “especially dangerous” for the unvaccinated.

According to Tedros, the majority of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the world are unvaccinated and if transmission is not curbed, there is a risk of another variant that can be more transmissible and deadly. more deaths than Omicron.

“We must not allow the virus to spread freely or give in to it, especially when so many people are still unvaccinated. In Africa, more than 85% of the people are still unvaccinated. We cannot. end the acute phase of the pandemic unless we close this gap,” the WHO chief said.

WHO previously urged countries to strive to achieve the goal of immunizing at least 70% of the population by mid-2022. However, so far 90 countries have not vaccinated 40%, even 36 countries in that number has not injected 10% of the population.

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