January Marks Deadliest Month for Coronavirus Pandemic in the US

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  • January ranks as the dealiest month in the US since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with most lives claimed of any month
  • Nearly 80,000 people died of COVID-19 this month as of Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University
  • The US has recorded over 25 million confirmed cases and more than 425,000 deaths, the highest counts of any country
  • While daily cases and hospitalization rates are down in the country, there are growing concerns about the new coronavirus variants emerging from different parts of the world
  • The news comes as President Joe Biden announced plans on Tuesday to purchase 200 million more vaccine doses