[Epoch Times January 12, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Gao Shan compiled a report) The number of people who died from the Chinese Communist Party virus infection in the United States last week exceeded 22,000, setting a new record for the second consecutive week. At the same time, new diagnoses were made every week. The number of infected cases also hit a new high.
According to a Reuters report, according to Reuters’ analysis of state and county reports, as of the week of January 10, California had the largest number of deaths from the CCP virus, reaching 3,315, about 8 per 100,000 people. , Which is an increase of 44% over the previous week.
Arizona has the highest death rate per capita, with 15 people per 100,000 residents; Rhode Island has 13 people per 100,000 residents; West Virginia has 12 people per 100,000 residents.
Last week, an average of 3,239 people died from the CCP virus in the United States every day, and the number of deaths in a single day exceeded that of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
In the United States, nearly 375,000 people have died from the CCP virus. In other words, one in every 873 American residents has died from the virus. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecast, by April 1, this number may exceed 567,000.
Last week, the United States reported more than 1.7 million new cases of CCP virus infection, a 17% increase from the previous week. Scott Gottlieb, former director of the US Food and Drug Administration, said that the number of new infections may begin to decrease in February.
Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday (January 8): “By the end of this month, about 30% of the American public may have been infected, and perhaps 10% have been vaccinated, despite the introduction of the vaccine. It’s very difficult. So the population has already begun to reach the level where many people have been exposed to the virus beforehand, so that the virus will not spread so easily.”
According to data provided by the “COVID Tracking Project”, an epidemic tracking project run by volunteers, across the United States, 13.4% of the virus test results were positive, down from 13.6% in the previous week. Iowa has the highest percentage at 59%, Idaho at 54%, and Alabama at 45%.
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