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COVID-19 kills one in every hundred Americans over 65, CDC report shows

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One in every 100 Americans over the age of 65 has died as a result of coronavirus, CDC report shows.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US federal public health service, about one in every hundred Americans over the age of 65 has died from COVID-19.

According to the latest CDC data released last week, over 590,089 people over the age of 65 have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, out of a total population of 54.1 million people.

Specifically, 178,912 people between the ages of 65 and 74, 203,422 people between the ages of 75 and 84, and 207,755 people between the ages of 85 and older perished.

According to the Mayo Clinic’s vaccine tracker, that same cohort is also the most vaccinated of any age bracket.

According to the data, almost 89 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 84 percent of those aged 75 and up are fully vaccinated.

178,912 people between the ages of 65 and 74 have died. The 75-84 age group saw 203,422 deaths, while the 85-plus group saw 207,755 deaths, according to the CDC.

In younger people, just one in every 1,400 residents under the age of 65 has succumbed to the disease caused by SARS-COV-2 virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that older people are more susceptible to COVID-19 and has advised everyone to get vaccinated.

“People 65 and older who received both doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines showed a 94% reduced risk of COVID-19 related hospitalization,” the CDC said on its website.

Fears of the new varient have driven a surge in demand for COVID-19 booster doses in the United States. Last week, well under a million people per day received booster doses of one of the three allowed vaccines, the highest rate since the additional shots were approved by regulators.

“We must act together in this moment to address the impact of the current cases we are seeing, which are largely Delta, and to prepare ourselves for the possibility of more Omicron,” U.S. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House briefing last week.

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