COVID Deaths Top 600,000 In The US : Coronavirus Updates


The majority of states across the US have seen their positive COVID cases decrease as more Americans get vaccinated, but there are still a handful of states with infection rates on the rise.

The US death count from Covid-19 surpassed 600,000 on Tuesday, although authorities hailed progress towards a return to normality as its world-leading vaccination program promised to turn the page on one of the worst health crises in its history.

Progress against the coronavirus was underlined as NY announced more than 70 percent of adults had received at least one vaccine dose and the last of the state's restrictions could be lifted.

Almost four months have passed since USA topped 500,000 deaths in late February, a sign of a nationwide death rate that has slowed to levels not seen since the earliest weeks of the pandemic in March 2020.

"To do that, we need 11 billion doses", he said.

Over the winter, the nation was adding about 100,000 deaths each month. Close to 65% of all American adults have at least one dose nationwide.

Second dose eligibility expanded in some regions
Brown indicating that early data suggests the risk of hospitalization when someone is infected with this variants is increased. Ontario's science advisory table released new projections on Thursday on the eve of the province's partial reopening.

Of these states, only Hawaii (52%) has a high vaccination rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Monday that he was concerned about "a worrying increase in cases and deaths in many countries".

The early success of the US vaccine rollout has had a huge impact on the pace of COVID-19 fatalities in the country.

Taiwan has millions of doses on order worldwide but supply shortages have led to delays in receiving them, with just about 4% of a population of 23.5 million having received at least one shot as it battles the spike.

"There's still too many lives being lost", President Joe Biden said, noting that despite the daily number of dead dropping sharply, the continuing loss of life was still "a real tragedy". "Please get vaccinated as soon as possible".

Dang Duc Anh, director of the Institute, said the doses may come either at the end of June or early July, with the government planning to allow more groups to be vaccinated like workers in industrial parks.