Coronavirus deaths in the US hit another record high on Wednesday. The number of deaths recorded due to covid-19 was more than 4300. The total number of deaths due to the pandemic has crossed 385,000 according to official data available from the health department.
It is interesting to note that the number of Americans killed in World War II was about 405,000. The covid-19 pandemic is all set to surpass this number in the next week.
Covid Deaths Hit Another One-day High In US
According to the latest reports, Arizona and California are the most affected states in the US. Several experts are of the opinion that Arizona sees a Surge within a surge, and this is indicating a dangerous trend. It is not yet clear if the new strain of coronavirus is the reason behind the new surge in Arizona.
Apart from that, some health experts had even suggested that a new homegrown variant of coronavirus may be behind the huge surge in recent weeks. However, the CDC has said that there was no evidence to suggest that a homegrown variant was the reason behind the surge.
The new variant of coronavirus that was initially detected in South Africa in November has now spread to more than 12 countries across the world. Health authorities in the US are worried that such new variants can easily enter the country if proper measures are not taken at the earliest.
The CDC head recently asked all International Travellers to provide covid test reports before boarding the flights to the US. In this way, the authorities will be able to control the spread of new variants in the country by some margin.
One of the variants of Coronavirus, B117 that was initially detected in the UK has already separated across several states in the US. As of now, more than 10 states in the US have reported cases involving the B117 variant. The interesting thing about the new variant is that it is more contagious than the original strain of coronavirus, and it can lead to a large number of cases within a short duration of time.
The shocking thing about the new variant is that it has caused a huge spike in the number of cases in the UK and the country has imposed a nationwide lockdown in order to control the spread of the virus.
Health authorities are worried that a similar situation may pan out in the US if things are not controlled in the early stages. Apart from that, the new variant that was recently detected in South Africa has puzzled many scientists as the mutation is big enough to decrease the efficacy of covid-19 vaccines.
This is a scary situation and scientists are worried that they will have to wait for another vaccine in order to deal with a new variant of coronavirus.
There is a serious risk that the entire vaccination program could become useless if the mutation is big enough to reduce the efficiency of the vaccine in the future. The health authorities will have to begin the war against coronavirus from the beginning if they are dealing with the new variant that is immune to the vaccines.
The CDC has already indicated that January will be deadlier than December in terms of the death toll due to covid-19. December recorded more than 77000 deaths, and January is likely to surpass this number considering the rise in the death toll in recent weeks.
The country has recorded more than 2 million cases in the first 9 days of January. Going by these numbers, it is clear that there is a huge spike in the number of new coronavirus cases across the US.