An American dies every 21 seconds because of Covid-19

An American dies every 21 seconds because of Covid-19

The global pandemic of Covid -19 is growing more each day. Up to date, an American dies every 21 seconds because of Covid-19. Read on to find out all the details!

Coronavirus has taken lots of people's lives and Americans are not the exception. Up to date, an American dies every 21 seconds because of Covid-19. That's a shocking number that broke some unwanted records. Keep reading to discover all the details. 

The United States reported 4,085 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, which was more than 200 deaths above Wednesday's record, which broke Tuesday's record. At that pace, an American is reported dead every 21 seconds.

The United States reported 4,085 COVID-19 deaths

There is also another record for deaths in a week, with 19,349. That's up nearly 400 deaths past the old record. What is more, cases keep growing with a new record for coronavirus cases in a week, to 1,599,479. That's up nearly 46,000 cases from a revised record set Wednesday, which is about 159 cases per minute.

This latest week,  49 states had more cases than a week before and 36 states had more deaths. And COVID Tracking Project data shows 43 states with higher testing positivity. This turns alarms on meaning we all have to take care of ourselves and if it is possible, stay at home. 

49 states had more cases than a week before

In all, 13 states reported record numbers of cases for the week and five states reported a record number of deaths. Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign started. However, it is not going as fast as it should and cases together with deaths keep growing. 

To conclude, three more U.S. states have discovered the more contagious coronavirus variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom. As of Thursday, the strain has been found in eight states and 33 countries. Texas health officials on Thursday announced the state found the variant known as B.1.1.7 in a man with no history of travel. The man, who is between 30 and 40 years old, is isolating while health officials work to identify and quarantine his close contacts. 

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