Over the New Year weekend, the United States reported that 350,000 Americans had died from the novel coronavirus—a grim milestone as state leaders and officials from Operation Warp Speed continue to try to roll out millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Though it’s too soon to tell how or if New Year’s celebrations will affect daily case totals, in the last week the US reported an average of 213,437 new daily COVID-19 cases and 2,637 virus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In total, the US has seen 20,748,806 COVID-19 cases and 352,645 deaths. Currently, 125,554 Americans are hospitalized with the virus, and today Florida and New York reported their first cases involving a fast-spreading UK variant strain.
Vaccine rollout slowed by ongoing surges
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