UNITED STATES – The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States in 2021 topped the figure in 2020, marking yet another strange occurrence regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the most recent statistics available from Johns Hopkins University, at least 770,691 COVID-19 fatalities have occurred in the United States during the span of the pandemic. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total number of COVID-19-related fatalities in 2020 was 385,343.
That means at least 385,348 COVID-19 deaths have been documented in 2021, 15 higher than in 2020, and it is painfully evident that the aforementioned number will only continue to grow for the remainder of the year.
Furthermore, a Wall Street Journal report released this past June found that worldwide COVID-19 fatalities in 2021 had already overtaken those in 2020. At the time, the newspaper said that 1.883 million people had died as a result of COVID-19, exceeding the worldwide death toll of 1.88 million from 2020 at that point.
This result is particularly noteworthy since it occurs at a time when three COVID-19 shots have been authorized in the United States, the first of which was approved for emergency use in December 2020 and the most recent of which was approved for children as young as five-years-old.
According to CDC statistics, 59% of the U.S. population have received the full schedule of the COVID jab, whereas an additional 10% have received a portion of the jab schedule.
Americans aged 65 and over have one of the highest COVID shot rates of any age group, as CDC data shows almost 100% of persons in that age group have received a portion of the jab schedule, and 86% have received the full schedule.
While the United States began to applaud a decrease in COVID-19 cases in September, the numbers have progressively started to rise again. COVID-19 levels were higher in 29 states last week than the week before.
Needless to say, with so many Americans having undergone the COVID jab process, it’s rather odd to see that the number of fatalities related to the ailment has managed to surpass the year where said COVID shots were not available.