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Omicron wave pushes U.S. COVID numbers past ‘astronomical’ 900,000 deaths

Newsweek, Feb. 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

Omicron wave pushes U.S. COVID numbers past ‘astronomical’ 900,000 deaths

While cases and hospitalizations have been slowing across the U.S., it takes some time for a patient to succumb to the virus once they are affected, contributing to the lag in the death rate, the AP reported. Andrew Noymer, [an associate] professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, told the AP he predicts the U.S. will hit 1 million COVID-19 deaths by next month.