WASHINGTON – The United States has reached a new record of daily deaths from coronavirus with more than 4,000 in the last 24 hours, according to official sources, while experts from the country warn that the pandemic will worsen in January in the country.
Anthony S. Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert and next adviser to the Democrat Joe Biden’s administration, noted that the daily death toll from coronavirus will continue to rise over the next several weeks, and recommended patience with the vaccination program that It is being prepared throughout the country, local media say.
According to official figures, the total number of deaths from the pandemic in the US now reaches 365,400, which is why the country has become the most affected by the pandemic, with in addition to 21.5 million infected out of the global 88 million all over the world.
In an interview with US broadcaster NPR also cited by The New York Times, Fauci said the high death toll is likely to continue and is a reflection of the increased travel and meetings during the recent vacation.
“We believe that things will get worse as we enter January,” he said, emphasizing that it was still possible to “mitigate that acceleration” by strictly adhering to public health measures such as social distancing and the use of masks.
According to The New York Times, so far, at least 5.9 million people in the United States have received a dose of one of two Covid-19 vaccines that have been licensed for use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diseases.
That number is well below the goal federal officials had set, as they planned to inoculate at least 20 million people before the end of December.