The United States reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, equating to around 42 fatalities an hour, according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant continues to ravage parts of the country with low vaccination rates. Coronavirus-related deaths have spiked in the United States over the past month and are averaging 769 per day, the highest since mid-April, according to the Reuters tally.
Like many other countries, the Delta variant has presented a major challenge. Cases related to the delta variant of COVID-19 seem to be on the rise in the US. Such a large number of COVID-19 related deaths have been reported for the first time in the U.S. since March of this year. Reuters reported that 1017 people died due to COVID-19 infection in the U.S. on Tuesday. President Joe Biden’s administration confirmed on Tuesday evening it planned to extend requirements for travellers to wear masks on aeroplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations until mid-January. The Reuters tally from state data on Tuesday showed 1,017 deaths, taking the death toll from the pandemic to just under 623,000 people, the highest number of deaths officially reported by any country in the world. The United States has been number one in COVID-19 deaths in the world. The last time the United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths on a daily basis was in March. Hospitals are seeing a shortage of beds as cases grow in the U.S. The Biden government is trying to get the situation under control but has been unable to succeed so far.