US virus deaths surpass 450,000 as daily toll stays alarmingly high; America rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses


Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. have surpassed 450,000. The number of daily deaths remains alarmingly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines.

The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new COVID-19 deaths could ebb as early as next week. But there’s also the risk that improving trends in infections and hospitalizations could be offset by people dropping their guard and coming together — including this Sunday to watch the Super Bowl.

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