Coronavirus so far has killed over 425,000 in US, still highest in the world
The United States continues to suffer the most deaths and infections from global coronavirus pandemic.
Johns Hopkins University reported that the US has nearly 25,4 million COVID infections, with more than 425,000 deaths.
Both figures are the world’s highest.
India follows the U.S. caseload with 10.6 million infections and more than 153,000 deaths. Brazil has nearly 9 million cases and more than 218,000 deaths.
January has already become the worst month for US Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, killing over 79,000 people in the country.
US President Joe Biden has pushed for 100 million vaccination shots in the first 100 days of his presidency, but with a long road ahead for vaccinations, he also called for 100 days of mask-wearing.
Struggling after the stress of nearly a year of responding to the pandemic, US states are under great pressure to administer vaccines quickly and attempt a return to life as normal.