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About 1 in 500 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, at least 663,929 people "in the United States have died. COVID-19 (the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 660,380 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States as of September 14). The U.S. population was 332,742,545 as of September 14, according to the United "States Census Bureau .
The Washington Post previously reported that the "pandemic milestone experts said it could be inevitable as new contagious variants such as delta " continue to form and circulate while in a significant part of the country ' has no immunity to coronavirus. According to CDC data as of September 14, 54% of the total United States population is fully vaccinated .
TheMajority of Americans who have died from coronavirus are people aged 65 and over, with the largest percentage of deaths from COVID- 19 , around 30%, being those of people 85 and older, according to the CDC. But some groups and communities have been hit harder by the pandemic, and at a younger age. Black, Latino, Native American and Native communities in Alaska have seen a disproportionate number of people in their 30s, 40s and 50s die from COVID-19, the Post reported.
As summer draws to a close, but the pandemic is not, schools and businesses continue to open, which in part inspired the Biden administration to use more authority and impose "vaccination mandates on millions of workers .
Also amid the upsurge in COVID-19 cases across the country, serious illnesses and deaths " mainly in the unvaccinated , more and more hospitals are approaching capacity for patients who need a bed. According to a report from New York Times, One in four "hospitals now report that over 95% intensive care beds are full . In June, less than one in 10 hospitals had "dangerously high occupancy rates ", according to the Times.
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