In America, COVID deaths can be equivalent to 9/11 every day until Christmas

With COVID Infections and Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States are expected to give coronavirus more proliferation opportunities, experts fear, the country will soon experience a record number of deaths from the disease – the equivalent of the 2,977 people killed on September 11 a day by Christmas.

Last week alone, 10,288 people died in COVID in the United States, and the current 267,302 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s updated website on Tuesday. Last week, an average of 1,469 people died daily from COVID.

This falls short of the record number reached in the spring when the virus destroyed the Northeast and the US the country where most deaths occur (retains this position). Until the end of April COVID he killed more 2000 American daily.

But after the country shattered records of new cases and hospital treatments in November and some people rejected the CDC’s advice on Thanksgiving with people outside their households, experts said. Newsweek they fear that the peak of spring deaths will soon exceed.

This was highlighted COVID deaths are up to four weeks behind diagnosis. A record 98,961 people were hospitalized COVID on Tuesday, According to the COVID Tracking Project, does not promise much good.

Those who are closely monitoring the data should not be given a false sense of security with the sudden drop in deaths in the days after Thanksgiving, which has risen steadily since mid-October, as COVID Follow-up project below.

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said Newsweek that the routine announcement of deaths would have been missed over the festive weekend. As experienced after the Feast of Labor, recorded deaths rebounded in the following days.

“Grim” view

The CDC, which combines data from a number of models to create a so-called joint forecast, sets its medium-term estimate COVID daily mortality until December 19 around 2200, its higher range slightly above 3000.

Jennifer Dowd, an associate professor of demography and population health at Oxford University, he said Newsweek believes that higher-category estimates are more realistic because the models do not specifically include people who meet at Thanksgiving. “The view is gloomy,” he said.