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The U.S. may soon see a ‘surprising amount of deaths’ when it comes to COVID-19

Coronavirus hot spots will likely see a number of deaths related to COVID-19 soon

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People place white flags in a plaza at the National World War I Museum Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

People place white flags in a plaza at the National World War I Museum on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. The United States may soon see a “surprising amount of deaths” in hot spots across the country as the delta variant continues to spread.

Charlie Riedel, Associated Press

The United States may soon see a “surprising amount of deaths” in hot spots across the country as the delta variant continues to spread.

Where to expect high COVID-19 deaths

Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a CNN medical analyst, recently told CNN that there’s been an uptick on COVID-19 cases in specific hotspots across the country.

  • He named Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Nevada as states seeing the greatest surges right now.

The spread has come as the delta coronavirus variant has been spreading across the country.

  • “In places like Missouri where ICUs are packed, you’re going to see a surprising amount of death,” he said, according to CNN.
  • Deaths related to COVID-19 often come a few weeks after the case numbers spike. Reiner said the United States “will start to see an increase in mortality in this country.”

However, Reiner said the deaths don’t need to happen. Getting vaccinated can stop the spread.

  • “The vaccines we have work really well against this variant. It doesn’t need to be this way,” Reiner said.

COVID-19 surges around the world

The hot spots in the United States aren’t the only surges we’re seeing, as fresh outbreaks have been spreading around the world, as the Deseret News reported.

  • “With increasingly transmissible COVID-19 variants — including the delta and delta plus variants and the newer lambda variant — becoming more prevalent and faltering vaccination campaigns, many places around the world are experiencing renewed outbreaks,” according to the Deseret News.

Countries suffering from the biggest outbreaks right now include Namibia, Thailand, Tunisia, Indonesia and Brazil.

  • “We are in a catastrophic situation,” Nisaf Ben Alaya, a Tunisia health ministry spokesperson, said, according to Al Jazeera. “The health system collapsed.”
  • “We are struggling to provide oxygen. … Doctors are suffering from unprecedented fatigue,” she said to Al Jazeera.