The US expects COVID-19 deaths to surpass the peak of summer and close to early spring levels for the coming week COVID Tracking Project.
big picture: The virus killed 1,321 people on Saturday, as the seven-day average reached 1,100. According to the project, COVID-19 hospitals in the US have now hospitalized 69,455 people with the virus.
- The country has seen a world record of the number of new infections on a single day that broke several times in November – including Friday, when 177,224 people tested positive, data from Johns Hopkins University show.
- According to the JHU, 245,600 people have died of the virus in the US as of Sunday morning and more than 10.4 million people tested positive.
What they are saying: “COVID tracking project said, Tests are increasing, but cases, hospitals and deaths are increasing very fast In a twitter post.
Of comment: Since May 25, seven-day COVID-19 deaths averaged only on 4 August, the project noted.
Go in: The US Surgeon General says that “epidemic fatigue” is behind the increasing cases