Hopeful signs of a pandemic have prompted some US states to ease coronavirus restrictions
Serious COVID-19 infections are starting to decline in many parts of the United States even as the death toll rises, signaling the end of the pandemic wave that followed the holiday and prompting some states to ease restrictions on public health.
“We’re starting to see the light at the end of the horizon,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy told CNN on Wednesday. “I think this is now going in the right direction. It’s slow, admittedly.”
About 4,300 Americans died from COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, the third-highest daily number since the first case was identified in the United States nearly a year ago, on January 20, 2020. The United States, one of the countries hardest hit by the infection. The epidemic had recorded 25.31 million cases and 425120 deaths by the end of Tuesday.
There are still concerns that new types of the virus from places like Brazil and the United Kingdom could further spread the infection, and vaccine launches in the United States have been uneven at best, frustrating doctors and patients alike and finding it difficult to register and receive their vaccinations.
28 Jan 2021