The United States surpassed more than 600,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, data shows.
The grim figure comes as vaccination efforts have helped to bring the daily death count from more than 3,000 at the peak in January to about 360 on Sunday, according to a seven-day average by Johns Hopkins University.
Earlier this winter, 3,000 Americans were dying per day of COVID-19.Win McNamee/Getty Images
Nurses and health care workers mourn and remember their colleagues who died from COVID-19 during a demonstration outside New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.AFP via Getty Images
The United States hit the tragic milestone of 600,000 COVID deaths on June 15, 2021.Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag
The slowing pace of deaths was also evident in the fact it took nearly four months to make the jump from 500,000 to 600,000.
The country previously went from 400,000 to 500,000 deaths in just 35 days.
“My heart goes out to those who’ve lost a loved one … We have more work to do to beat this virus and now’s not the time to let our guard down,” President Biden said while in Brussels, Belgium for at NATO meetings.
Biden has set a goal to give at least one shot to 70 percent of adult Americans by the Fourth of July.
Volunteers plot geotagged flags in December at the “In America: How Could This Happen,” public art installation in Washington, DC.AFP via Getty Images
The CDC reports that 64 percent of adults have now gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
New York became the 14th state to reach the clear the threshold on Tuesday, following states such as California, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Currently, at least 64 percent of adults have received at least one shot of a vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With Post wires