Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The U.S. on Monday surpassed 400,000 dead from Covid-19, with nearly a quarter of the deaths coming in the past month, as hospitalizations and fatalities continue to reach new pandemic highs. Key Facts The death count reached 400,022 on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. averaging more than 3,300 deaths every day. January is on track to be the deadliest month of the pandemic—tallying over 3,000 deaths on more than half of the days that have elapsed so far and twice surpassing 4,000 deaths (a new high). As of Monday, 123,848 Americans were hospitalized, 23,226 were in an intensive care unit and 7,772 were on a ventilator, according to data from The Atlantic’s Covid Tracking Project. Though virus hotspots have rotated throughout the pandemic, Arizona, which is reporting the highest infection rate in the U.S., and California, where a more contagious new variant (L452R) was identified last week, are among those battling the most severe outbreaks at this point. Surprising Fact Surpassing 400,000 deaths means that 1 in every 820 Americans has now died from Covid-19. Big Number 20%. That's roughly the percentage of the 2.03 million global… Read full this story
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