U.S. reports over 700,000 deaths from COVID-19

Oct. 4, 2021

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States is now reporting over 701,178 deaths from COVID-19 as of October 4, 2021. It took just 3 months with the Delta Variant to increase over 100,000 new deaths. Healthcare Purchasing News previously reported 600,000 on June 16, 2021. Total U.S. cases reported are now 43,683,764.

In other reports, The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases dropped in the United States by 15% this week, to 106,400 cases per day, according to Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

Walensky, during a White House press briefing, said hospitalizations also dropped to 8,300 per day (also a 15% decrease), and deaths remained at 1,476 per day, on average. Yesterday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the country confirmed 110,060 cases, including 2,718 deaths.

"Deaths remain substantially higher in states with low vaccination coverage," Walensky said, urging the 70 million Americans who have yet to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to do it as soon as possible.

The CDC COVID Data Tracker shows that 56% of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 64.6% have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 2.2% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a booster dose.

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