This past Tuesday, the United States achieved another gloomy pandemic milestone: According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, one out of every 500 people in the United States has died with COVID-19.

In addition to the 662,899th fatality, the United States recorded a death toll equivalent to 0.2 percent of the total population, depending on the number of individuals who responded to the 2020 Census, which was performed around the start of the pandemic.

One In Every 500 People In US Has Died As A Result Of Coronavirus

Half of the fatalities had occurred since shortly before Christmas 2020, according to the data. Since the outbreak of the extremely infectious delta form of the coronavirus, hospitalizations have increased dramatically in the nation, bringing the country to this position.

Health-care institutions are experiencing shortages that have not been seen before winter peak for COVID, which occurred when vaccinations were widely accessible in the United States.

One In Every 500 People In US Has Died As A Result Of Coronavirus

The delta variety has added months of the possible rise in cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities to what seemed to be a fading pandemic earlier this summer, especially when children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccinations return to in-person schooling.

According to data released this week, the United States has also reported more COVID instances in 2021 than it did the previous year. The nation has reported 4.3 million people were affected and much more than 39,000 fatalities in the past 28 days, according to official figures. In three weeks, COVID-19 claims the lives of six members of a Florida family.

Lisa Wilson spent months knocking on doors in Belle Glade, Florida, attempting to persuade residents to obtain the coronavirus vaccination. She was unsuccessful. However, some members of Wilson’s own family chose to disregard her despite her conviction that the bullets would save lives.

Six of the individuals died as a result of COVID-19-related problems in the past three weeks. Her uncle, who was 48 years old at the time, died in late August, setting off a chain of events. Her 89-year-old grandma was taken to the hospital and passed away 24 hours later, a day after his burial was held.

The deaths of three more relatives occurred in rapid succession, and then on Sunday, another 44-year-old associate football coach from her family passed away.

Controversial On Tuesday, Tennessee preacher Greg Locke, who was frequently accused of disseminating false information regarding COVID-19, was barred from using the social media platform Twitter.

When Locke learned of his permanent suspension, he uploaded a video on Facebook, claiming that he’s being restricted for “dropping gospel bombs.” Locke is the pastor of Global Vision Bible Church, Tennessee. In the midst of the epidemic, Locke’s church has conducted under-person sessions, including one in a tent, since 2020.

A strong opponent of COVID-19 standards, he has even declared his church a “mask-free zone” in protest of the procedures. Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over vaccination requirements for employees.

A court challenge to federal regulations for businesses to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for workers at firms with 100 or more employees was filed on Tuesday by Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, who described the rules as an overreach.