Deaths from Covid-19 in the United States fell for a third straight week during the week ended Feb. 21, as cases and hospitalizations showed steep drops.
The United States on Feb. 22 crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California.
California surpassed New York on Feb. 9 as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic’s toll even as the vaccine rollout and a sharp drop in new cases buoyed hopes of life eventually returning to normal.
Mexico surpassed India in confirmed Covid-19 deaths on Jan. 29, giving the Latin American country the third-highest toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally of official data.
China on Jan. 23 reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as the country marked the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019.
The worldwide coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Jan. 15, according to a Reuters tally, as nations around the world are trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new Covid-19 variants.
As the events that unfolded in Washington on Jan. 6 captured the nation’s attention, the raging coronavirus pandemic claimed its highest U.S. death toll yet, killing more than 4,000 people in a single day according to a Reuters tally.
More Americans were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Jan. 6 than at any time since the pandemic began, as total coronavirus infections crossed the 21 million mark, deaths soared across much of the United States and a historic vaccination effort lagged.
Daily U.S. deaths from Covid-19 surpassed 3,000 for the third time in a week as the country expanded its vaccination program and Congress progressed toward approving financial relief for pandemic-stricken America.
The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States crossed 300,000 on Dec. 14, according to a Reuters tally, as the hardest hit nation rolled out its first vaccine inoculations on the same day.