USA – One in 100 Americans over the age of 65 dies from covid-19

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About one in a hundred Americans over the age of 65 have died from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US federal public health service.

A total of 590,089 people aged 65 and over have succumbed to COVID-19 complications after the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the United States. That age group includes 54.1 million people in the United States, according to the Federal Census Bureau.

More specifically, 178,912 people between the ages of 65 and 74, 203,422 people aged 75-84 and 207,755 people aged 85 and over died.

By comparison, in the age group of the population under 65, only one in 1,400 citizens has succumbed to the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to a report in The New York Times.

The US is preparing for a new outbreak of the pandemic during the winter, mainly due to the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. Outbreaks have risen by about 45% in the past month, and by Monday Monday, Omicron had spread to at least 29 states.

With more than 800,000 deaths out of a total of more than 50 million and more than a million infections – both milestones passed on Sunday – the country has suffered by far the heaviest pandemic in the world in absolute numbers.

Source: ΑΠΕ

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