Sources: State and county officials, NBC News
NBC NEWS, Feb 10, 2021
The omicron variant is now fueling a wave of Covid-related deaths.
Average deaths have plateaued at close to 2,600 a day, the highest level since February 2021.
During the delta variant peak, deaths averaged more than 2,000 a day for nearly two weeks. Omicron has exceeded 2,000 deaths a day for three weeks now.
While daily case counts are declining in most of the country, reported deaths are increasing in nearly three dozen states and territories.
Two-week death counts have more than doubled in Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia, as of Wednesday.
Twenty-three states and territories have seen a greater than 25 percent increase in reported Covid deaths …
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