US virus deaths surpass 450K; daily toll is stubbornly high

Coronavirus deaths in the United States have surpassed 450,000.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 3:17 PM

Coronavirus deaths in the United States have surpassed 450,000.

The number of daily deaths remains stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines.

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Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a peak right around the beginning of the year.

The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new COVID-19 deaths could end as early as next week. But there's also the risk that improving trends in infections and hospitalizations could be offset by people relaxing and coming together — including this Sunday to watch the Super Bowl.

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