NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Medical workers speak outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in the Orthodox Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn which has scene a large number of deaths due to the coronavirus on April 18, 2020 in New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are still struggling with an influx of COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
More people have died this year from COVID-19 in the U.S. than in 2020.
The number was reached yesterday when American deaths since the start of the pandemic reached 704-thousand. Half that number died in 2020.
The good news? Deaths and hospitalizations are trending downward, but the Delta variant is still spreading as some 70-million eligible people haven’t gotten vaccinated. Experts say the virus will continue to adapt and infect those most vulnerable.
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