Ten US states have seen more than one in 500 of their residents die from COVID-19, a new report has revealed.
That shocking statistic was published by the COVID-19 Tracking Project on Sunday, the same day that 41, 265 Americans tested positive to the virus.
While daily case numbers are trending downward, there are fears that a fourth wave is imminent as several states end all lockdown restrictions and scores of college students travel to Florida for Spring Break.
One in every 379 residents in the Garden State has succumbed to the virus according to the data.
Meanwhile, neighboring states New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have also seen more than one in every 500 residents die from the disease.
Ten US states have seen more than one in 500 of their residents die from COVID-19, a new report has revealed. That shocking statistic was published by the COVID-19 Tracking Project on Sunday, the same day that 41, 265 Americans tested positive to the virus
Thousands of young college students are crowding bars and beaches in Florida for spring breaks, raising alarm among health experts
Not a mask in sight! Photographs taken in Miami on Sunday show scores of college students partying on the beach without wearing protection
What pandemic? Spring Breakers appeared eager to forget the past year, despite the fact tens of thousands of Americans are still contracting COVID-19 each day
No protection: A group of gal pals headed out to enjoy the warm weather in Miami and decided to forgo face masks
Cheers! Revelers downed drinks and took off their face masks to enjoy some shots at a local bar
Surfs up, masks down! A group of friends frolicked on the beach appearing oblivious to the ongoing pandemic
South Dakota, Arizona, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have also seen one in every 500 of their residents die from coronavirus.
However, the high death toll has not deterred Mississippi from lifting all lockdown restrictions in their state.
Maskless revelers were seen hit shops, restaurants and bars in the southern state this weekend, fueling fear that case numbers could explode there again in the near future.
Meanwhile, thousands of young students from across the country have descended upon Florida for spring break, also alarming health experts.
Photographs taken in Miami on Sunday show crowds of college students partying on the beach without wearing masks.
Meanwhile, others youngsters crammed into the city’s bars and restaurants while also eschewing protection.
But despite Florida being criticized for loosening lockdown laws, Covid Tracking Data shows that the state has had less deaths per capita than states in the northeast where stay-at-home orders were much harsher.
According to President Biden, those college revelers will likely be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May.
The Commander-in-chief claims enough of the shots have been ordered so every American adult can be vaccinated within the next three months.
Meanwhile, high school students in the United States should be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations by the autumn, with younger students likely to be cleared for vaccinations in early 2022, top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.
‘We project that high school students will very likely be able to be vaccinated by the fall term, maybe not the very first day, but certainly in the early part of the fall,’ Fauci told CBS.
He said elementary school children would likely be ready to receive vaccinations by the first quarter of next year, after studies on safety are finished.
Currently, the vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are only approved for those 18 and older, while the Pfizer shot is cleared for those as young as 16.
It comes as the vaccine rollout begins to accelerate after slow start.
As of Sunday,