Washington, United States:
For the first time in nearly three and a half months, the United States recorded fewer than 1,000 one-day deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In 24 hours, 749 people died from the coronavirus, well below the peak of 4,473 deaths recorded on January 12.
The daily death toll in the United States has not been less than a thousand since November 29, when 822 people died in 24 hours.
This indicates that the epidemic slowdown continues in the United States, where rates of infection and deaths have fallen to levels similar to those before Halloween, Thanksgiving and other holiday seasons that were marked by larger trips and gatherings which spurred the spread. virus.
The slowdown is good news for President Joe Biden, whose colossal $ 1.9 trillion aid package was successfully passed by the Senate on Saturday, and will bolster his large-scale vaccination strategy.
The U.S. vaccination campaign launched in December is now in full swing, with nearly 10% of the U.S. population – about 31.5 million people – having received either the two vaccines needed for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single shot in the case. of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Health officials added to cautious optimism on Monday when they announced that those vaccinated could meet in small groups indoors without wearing masks or the need for social distancing.
However, they must continue to observe these precautionary measures in the presence of unvaccinated people and in public spaces.