Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 2:02 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The latest COVID-19 statistics show that deaths linked to the virus within the United States have gone above 200,000, reports the BBC.
The latest figures, confirmed by Worldometer, show that 205,083 people have died in the US from complications connected to COVID-19, with 581 of those deaths occurring within the past 24 hours.
The US remains the hardest-hit country in the world from the pandemic, with confirmed infections above 7.06 million.
The country had several extended periods of civil unrest and public protests in the height of the pandemic, some for social justice reasons, while others were protests against measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus, such as mandatory mask requirements and lockdowns.
The BBC notes that US President Donald Trump said he and his administration had done “a phenomenal job” and gave himself an “A+” for his handling of the pandemic, despite heavy criticisms including those from his political opponent Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Biden was quoted as saying, “Due to Donald Trump’s lies and incompetence in the past six months, [we] have seen one of the greatest losses of American life in history.”
© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.