Continuous surge in deaths related to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Continuous surge in deaths related to COVID-19 in the U.S.

Francisco Turcios, Reporter

ABC News reports more than 10,100 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths were reported by federal data in a one-week span during the week of Friday (September 17). Tennessee and West Virginia were reported to have the highest case rate nationwide per state, followed by Alaska, Wyoming, South Carolina, Montana, and Kentucky. As of September 15, only 54% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, while the daily rate of individuals initiating vaccinations has dropped during the last month. The U.S. reported a total of 663,913 individuals nationwide have died in relation to the coronavirus. According to Fortune, new cases are up by 86% across most states in the US. The total U.S. population was listed as 331.4 million as of April 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.