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U.S. COVID-19 related deaths to decrease for the first time since June Updated: 2021-10-01 10:29:03 KST

The rate of new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. is expected to decrease over the next four weeks for the first time since June.
This according to a forecast from the CDC.
In addition, for the third week running the forecast saw a decrease in hospitalizations as well a bit of good news after months of surging numbers due to the Delta variant.
However politicians and health authorities continue to press for more Americans to get vaccinated.
Currently only 55.5 percent of the country is fully vaccinated.
Seventy percent is the figure considered to be herd immunity.
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