The number of Americans dying from COVID-19 has climbed to an average of more than 1,900 per day – up 40 percent in the past two weeks.
Experts say COVID-19 is preying mostly on unvaccinated Americans, with daily deaths now at their highest since early March.
The U.S. hit a record 3,000 daily COVID-19 deaths back in December when almost no one was vaccinated.
Now, nearly 64 percent of the U.S. has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Deaths, however, have climbed 40 percent in the last two weeks, from 1,387 to 1,947, according to John Hopkins University data.
West Virginia has recorded more deaths in September – 340 – than the past three months combined.
Georgia is currently averaging 125 deaths a day, which is more than the most populous state of California.
Ann Enderle attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit.AP Photo/Kyle Green
The CDC has said in a report that unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19.AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File
Laura Sanchez (right) holds her 2-month-old son while receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
Experts say the majority of those who have died from COVID or are being treated in hospitals are unvaccinated.
A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released earlier this month found unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people who are fully inoculated.
About 71 million Americans are eligible to receive that vaccine but have not done so.
The temporary art installation “In America: Remember,” in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, on the National Mall in Washington DC.AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in Kansas City, Missouri who has been delivering babies prematurely to save their COVID-infected mothers, said the deaths and disbelief about the virus was “heart-wrenching, soul-crushing.”
“It is devastating,” she told the Associated Press.
Collin Follis, who is a coroner in Missouri’s Madison County, said: “I’ve got to tell you, a guy has got to wonder if we are ever going to see the end of it or not.”
With Post Wires