Slideshow ( 3 images )(Reuters) - The United States lost more than 22,000 lives to COVID-19 last week, setting a record for the second week in a row, as new cases also hit a weekly high.
California was the state with the most deaths at 3,315 in the week ended Jan. 10, or about eight out of every 100,000 people, up 44% from the prior week, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.
(Open tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser to see a related graphic)On average, COVID-19 killed 3,239 people per day in the United States last week, more than the number killed by the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
The United States reported more than 1.7 million new cases of COVID-19 last week, up 17% from the prior seven days.
Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottleib said new cases could start declining in February.
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