COVID-19 Related Fatalities Continue Decreasing
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC0 COVID-19 Vaccination Program began December 14, 2021. As of April 1, 2021, the CDC reports about 56 million people, or 16.9% of the U.S. population, have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine.
A new CDC study published on April 2, 2021, shows that COVID-19 vaccines effectively prevent COVID-19 infections and serious COVID-19 illness. Once fully vaccinated, a person’s risk of infection is reduced by up to 90%.
Additionally, the CDC reported positive trends regarding fatalities related to COVID-19.
Except for an increase during late March 2021, overall, COVID-19 related fatalities have decreased for the past 11 weeks.
On March 31st, the 7-day average of daily new fatalities decreased 74% compared to the highest peak on January 13, 2021 (3,379 deaths).
However, as of March 31, 2021, a total of 549,098 COVID-19 related-fatalities have been reported to the CDC during the pandemic, which started in the USA during January 2020.
Globally, data sources indicate about 2.83 million people have died from a COVID-19 diagnosis.