U.S. COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000 as Delta ravaged in 2021 By Reuters

U.S. COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000 as Delta ravaged in 2021 By Reuters
2/2 U.S. COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000 as Delta ravaged in 2021© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Funeral coordinator and crematory technician Eddie Martinez collects remains from a cremation furnace at the Hollywood Forever cemetery as it struggles to keep up with demand during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles 2/2

By Roshan Abraham and Aparupa Mazumder

(Reuters) -The United States on Sunday reached 800,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to a Reuters tally, as the nation braces for a potential surge in infections due to more time spent indoors with colder weather and the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus.

The milestone means the U.S. death toll from this one virus now exceeds the entire population of North Dakota.

Even with vaccines widely and freely available, the country has lost more lives to the virus this year than in 2020 due to the more…

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