Statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of the 21st local time, the cumulative number of deaths this month has made January the second deadliest month in the United States since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Some American media predict that according to the current trend, this month will be the “deadliest month” of the pandemic in the United States by the 26th.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of the 21st local time, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States this month has reached 64,147, with an average daily number of new deaths of 3,055, even higher than the deaths caused by the September 11th incident.
This month became the second deadliest month since the outbreak of the pandemic in the United States since last December.
In December of last year, 77,572 people died from the novel coronavirus.
The website of USA Today reported that at the current rate of growth in deaths, January this year will “overtake” December last year by the 26th, becoming the deadliest month since the outbreak of the pandemic in the United States.
University of Washington expert: The number of new deaths in the United States in a single day may peak early next month.
Ali Mukhdad, a professor of health indicators at the University of Washington, told NBC that the number of new deaths in the United States in a single day may peak in early February.
According to the overall forecast previously released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States may reach 508,000 by February 13.
That is to say, in less than a month, there may be about 100,000 new deaths in the United States.
Since the end of 2020, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States has climbed rapidly, and it only took 36 days for the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths to increase from 300,000 to 400,000.
In these 36 days, the average number of people in the United States died of COVID-19 every minute.
At present, the COVID-19 pandemic has become the third most deadly event in American history, except the American Civil War and the 1918 flu.