U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 400,000, Daily New Hospitalizations Dip Slightly

Headline Roundup January 20th, 2021

On Tuesday, the United States reported 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, while new daily hospitalizations from the virus dipped slightly to 174,589, according to John Hopkins University. The numbers come as President Joe Biden issues a mask mandate for federal properties as one of his first presidential actions. The U.S. vaccine rollout has met several delays, partially due to a lack of qualified people to administer the vaccine; Amazon also reportedly offered to help the government administer vaccines.

The story was covered by political outlets across the spectrum; outlets on all sides provided analysis regarding the vaccine distribution rollout and on whether Biden's plans to tackle the pandemic would work.

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 400,000, Daily New Hospitalizations Dip Slightly

From the Center
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Newly reported Covid-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. rose from a day earlier, while hospitalizations decreased slightly.

The nation reported 174,589 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, up from 141,999 cases Monday but down from 225,423 a week earlier.

At least six states including Idaho, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington didn’t update their Covid-19 data dashboards for Monday, Johns Hopkins said. This could lead to a data backlog that skews numbers in the following days.

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From the Right
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The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has reached 400,000, just one month after hitting 300,000, signaling the rapid rate at which the virus spread in the colder months on the tail end of the holiday season.

The U.S. reached 300,000 reported deaths on Dec. 17, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. The one month it took to reach 400,000 is the fastest that coronavirus deaths have reached a 100,000 mark. After deaths were first tracked in late February, it took until late May, nearly three months,...

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From the Left
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The United States has reported at least 400,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic began, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of Tuesday afternoon.
That's more than the number of Americans who died in World War I, Vietnam War and the Korean War combined, and nearly as many Americans who died in World War II. It's far higher than any other country's Covid-19 death toll.
The pandemic's death toll has risen sharply in increments of 100,000 since the first coronavirus death in the United States...

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