Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that COVID-19 killed more people in 2021 than in 2020.
The disease was reported as the leading cause of death or a contributing cause of death for an estimated 377,883 people in 2020, accounting for 11.3% of deaths, according to the CDC.
As of late Sunday, 770,461 people have died as a result of the coronavirus, according to CDC data. That means about 14,700 more people died in 2021 than last year from COVID-19 – and there’s still just over a month in the year for that number to grow.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures represent only reported deaths, and it is likely that more people died in 2020 from COVID-19 than recorded; The 2020 US coronavirus-related deaths were not tracked until February.
New COVID infections are now increasing in 38 states and health officials are preparing for a possible increase in cases during the winter.
Experts say the increase is being driven by combination of factorsSeasonality of the virus, waning immunity and many Americans still not immunized.
Despite the high cases, fully vaccinated family members can ‘totally’ enjoy the holidays together indoors without wearing masks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.
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► About 4 million federal workers must be vaccinated Monday under President Biden’s executive order aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
– 89.8% of New York adults have had at least one dose of the vaccine, New York Gov. Cathy Hochhol Advertise on Twitter.
► Connecticut sees faster increase in COVID-19 cases than any other state: The state averaged 738 daily cases over the past week, which is an 116% increase over the previous two weeks, The Hartford Courant mentioned.
📈Today’s numbers: The United States has recorded more than 47 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 771,000 deaths, According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: more than 257 million cases and 5.1 million deaths. More than 196 million Americans – 59.1% of the population – have been fully vaccinated, According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The New York Assembly’s investigation into the conduct of former Governor Andrew Cuomo in office led to the termination of the Democratic Party’s administration Misrepresentation of the number of nursing home residents who have died from COVID-19, according to a lawmaker who reviewed the committee’s report, which remains classified.
The report, by New York City law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, covers a wide range of allegations of misconduct by Cuomo, including allegations of sexual harassment and the involvement of his employees in writing his book on the coronavirus pandemic.
Other topics include the Cuomo administration’s manipulation of data on COVID-19 deaths as it was presented to the public.
The Associated Press and other news organizations have reported loopholes in the state’s statistical accounting for deaths, including the administration’s decision to exclude the number of deaths in a nursing home amounting to thousands of patients who died after being transferred to hospitals.
Davis Polk investigators confirmed news reports that the state health department wanted to include those hospital deaths in the state nursing home’s death toll.
“The investigation showed that while they were thinking about these things, the book deal was underway, and there is a chapter in the book about nursing homes,” said Stick, a Democrat who represents part of the Albany area. “They were trying to make it the way they thought it was least harmful to the governor rather than just telling the truth.”
– News agency
Contributing: The Associated Press