The Worldmeter news website reported that the number of victims of the Coronavirus in the United States has increased to more than 866 thousand people.

Iran PressAmerica: The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the United States has reached 64,344,694, and 866,882 have died, Worldmeters reported Thursday morning.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States have increased by about 33% and deaths are up by about 40% from a week earlier, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.

The new death toll, the highest known number of any country comes a year after vaccines against the coronavirus began rolling out in the United States. It also comes at a tenuous moment in the pandemic: Cases are rising once again, hospitals in some parts of the country are stretched to their limits with Covid patients and the threat and uncertainties of a new variant loom.

US President Joe Biden's inability to control the pandemic, as well as to provide medical and hospital equipment for the treatment, has caused him a wave of criticism inside the country these days. 219