U.S. – Hospitals falling short of ICU beds amid surge in Covid19 cases
The United States is currently seeing a rebound in Covid-19 cases, reported the Bloomberg news agency, adding that the surge is driven by the fast-spreading Delta variant, which has taken a toll on the country’s already-stressed healthcare system despite the relatively widespread availability of vaccines.
Despite the widespread availability of vaccines, the fast-spreading delta variant has shown a frightening capacity to find the most vulnerable people in society. Meanwhile, most states have returned to a semblance of their pre-pandemic lifestyles.
The U.S. has been reporting more than 1,000 average deaths from Covid every day for more than three months. Increases in fatalities typically follow increases in infections.
Covid19 has killed more people in 2021 than 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. As of Monday, more than 770,000 people have died from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data. That means over 15,000 more people have died in 2021 than last year from Covid19 and there’s still more than a month left.