America is on the top of COVID-19 deaths number in the world

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The coronavirus death toll in the United States surpassed 350,000 early Sunday. 299,087 confirmed coronavirus cases were registered on January 2, the highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. Experts anticipate another surge in cases and fatalities stemming from Christmas and New Year’s holiday gatherings. According Johns Hopkins University more than 20 million people in the country have been infected. The U.S. has begun using two coronavirus vaccines to protect health care workers and those over 80. By the end of 2020, as of Saturday night, nearly 4.3 million vaccines had been administered in the U.S. to 1.3% of the population. This is only a fraction of the goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans. The inoculation program has been criticized as being slow and chaotic.

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Nearly 13.1 million doses of the two-dose vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna had been distributed in the U.S. by Saturday night. Three states — Florida, Colorado, and California — have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant first seen in the United Kingdom. The U.S. has reported the most deaths from COVID-19 in the world, followed by Brazil. “Those are real numbers, real people and real deaths,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.