More than 441,000 people in the United States have died of Covid-19 since the pandemic began about a year ago. About 22% of those deaths – more than 95,000 – were reported in January, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
December was the second deadliest month with more than 77,000 reported deaths, followed by April with nearly 61,000 reported deaths.
More than half of all Covid-19 deaths were reported in those three months: January 2021, December 2020 and April 2020.
The seven-day average of new cases has dropped nearly every day since reaching a peak on Jan. 8, but reported deaths remain high. In January, there were more than 3,000 deaths reported each day, on average.