The country had crossed the threshold of 800,000 deaths in mid-December, only a month and a half ago.
Since then, the United States has been confronted with the wave linked to the Omicron variant, which has caused record levels of contamination.
Cases are now down, but the number of daily deaths continues to grow, with an average of 2,400 deaths per day currently, according to data from health authorities.
And the number of hospitalizations
remains high, stretching our care capacities and our health personnel in certain regions to their limitssaid Wednesday at a press conference Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main federal health agency.
Deaths generally occur a few weeks later than contamination, explaining this discrepancy between the curve of cases and deaths.
Today our country takes another tragic stepresponded President Joe Biden in a statement, paying tribute to the 900,000 Americans who died and their families.
We now have more tools than ever to save lives and fight this virushe added, once again urging his compatriots to get vaccinated or receive their booster dose.
64% of the population vaccinated
The deaths continue to pile up as highly effective vaccines are widely available in the country, where only 64% of the population is fully immunized.
In absolute terms, the United States is the country with the most deaths, ahead of Brazil and India, according to official figures released by the authorities.
The pandemic has officially killed at least 5.7 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by theAFP midday Friday.
But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the actual toll could be two to three times higher.