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COVID-19 deaths are now 25% higher than any other week since the pandemic

COVID-19 deaths are now 25% higher than any other week since the pandemic began with an average of 3,399 Americans dying from the viru

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COVID-19 deaths are now 25% higher than any other week since the pandemic began with an average of 3,399 Americans dying from the virus EVERY DAY – as Texas becomes the first state to administer one million doses of the vaccine

  • An average of 3,299 Americans have succumbed to the virus each day over the past week
  • That is a 25 percent increase on the numbers reported last week, which was previously the deadliest week since the pandemic began 
  • On Thursday, a staggering 3,915 people across the country died from the coronavirus
  • The US has also seen its highest number of weekly cases since the pandemic began, with an average of 235,978 cases per day over the past seven days  
  • The COVID-19 vaccination roll-out continues to lag, with just 11 million doses administered since the first shot was given exactly one month ago
  • However, in some bright news, Texas passed a milestone on Thursday, becoming the first state to administer one million doses of the vaccine

It has been revealed that COVID-19 deaths are now 25 percent higher than any other week since the pandemic began. 

According to The COVID-19 Tracking Project, an average of 3,299 Americans have succumbed to the virus each day over the past week – more than the number of US citizens killed in the September 11 terror attacks. 

On Thursday, a staggering 3,915 people across the country died from the  coronavirus. 

Shockingly, the total number of COVID-19 deaths reported in the past week has exceeded 22,000. 

That number is the CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths across the entire 2019-2020 season.

In total 388,533 Americans have now lost their lives from COVID-19 since the outbreak began back in March of last year.  

An analysis of data has revealed that COVID-19 deaths are now 25 percent higher than any other week since the pandemic began

An analysis of data has revealed that COVID-19 deaths are now 25 percent higher than any other week since the pandemic began

Analysis from The COVID-19 Tracking Project shows weekly deaths are up 25 percent from last week - which was the most deadly seven days of the pandemic thus far

Analysis from The COVID-19 Tracking Project shows weekly deaths are up 25 percent from last week – which was the most deadly seven days of the pandemic thus far 

Meanwhile, the US has also seen its highest number of weekly cases since the pandemic began. 

An average of 235,978 cases have been recorded each day over the past week. 

On Thursday, that number was slightly down to 222,9444.     

Cases are increasing most dramatically in the south and west, particularly in Alabama, Georgia and Arizona. 

The COVID-19 Tracking Project reports that Arizona currently has the worst per-capita new case numbers in the world. 

Hospitalizations across the country remain stubbornly high. There are currently  128,947 Americans receiving in-patient care at medical facilities across the country. 

The news is made no better by the fact the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out continues to lag. 

Just 11 million doses have been distributed since the first shot was given exactly one month ago – on December 14.  

The United States had planned to administer at least 20 million shots by the end of December 2020, but fell well short of the target. 

More than 30 million doses of the vaccine have currently been distributed across the country, meaning at least 19 million are currently sitting in freezers. 

But in some bright news, Texas passed a milestone on Thursday, becoming the first state to administer one million shots. 

‘Texas is leading the way for our nation once again,’ Gov. Greg Abbott stated after the news was announced shortly after 11 am. 

‘This is the biggest vaccination effort we have ever undertaken, and it would not be possible without the dedication and tireless efforts of our healthcare workers.’ 

In Texas, healthcare workers, all adults over the age of 65, and any adult with a chronic medical condition are currently to be vaccinated. 

In some bright news, Texas passed a milestone on Thursday, becoming the first state to administer one million shots. A man is pictured having his temperature taken as he prepares to be vaccinated at a 'mega vaccination site' set up in Dallas this week

In some bright news, Texas passed a milestone on Thursday, becoming the first state to administer one million shots. A man is pictured having his temperature taken as he prepares to be vaccinated at a ‘mega vaccination site’ set up in Dallas this week 

A crowd of Texans line up to receive their  COVID-19 vaccine outside the new 'mega vaccination site' in Dallas

A crowd of Texans line up to receive their  COVID-19 vaccine outside the new ‘mega vaccination site’ in Dallas 

A CNN analysis of vaccination data obtained from from six states has revealed that roughly twice as many women as men are getting the shot. 

Experts believe this could be because there are more elderly women than men, given that women have a longer life expectancy than their male counterparts.  

Women also represent three-quarters of all full-time US health care workers – an industry that has been allowed access to first doses of the vaccine. 

Hospitalizations across the country remain stubbornly high. There are currently 128,947 Americans receiving in-patient care at medical facilities across the country

Hospitalizations across the country remain stubbornly high. There are currently 128,947 Americans receiving in-patient care at medical facilities across the country

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