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One-third of Americans say close friends or family have died of covid-19


1 in 8 Americans say a family member died from the virus.

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One in 463 Americans alive in early 2020 died of covid-19, most in densely populated places, according to a YouGov poll conducted for The Economist.

About 1 in 8 Americans say a family member died from the virus; another fifth says he lost a close friend. Only about two-thirds of those surveyed said they did not know anyone who had died from the virus.

That is to say, more than 710,000 people have died, and those deaths affected up to 110 million Americans.

So far, there have been 44,672,182 infections and 719,251 deaths related to the coronavirus in the United States. (Photo: Getty Images)

Although most of these deaths have occurred in the most populated places in the United States, covid-19 has affected all parts of the country; the 50 counties that have seen the most deaths relative to population have, on average, fewer than 11,000 people killed.

Naturally, there is an increase in the number of Americans who know people who have died from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic; In mid-May, more than a fifth of those surveyed said they had lost a close friend to the virus.

The current numbers of covid-19 in the United States

Covid-19 infections are decreasing in the United States, with 89,837 new infections reported on average each day. This represents 36% less than the peak, reported on January 7, with more than 235,000 cases.

Until now, There have been 44,672,182 infections and 719,251 deaths related to the coronavirus in the United States since the pandemic began..

There is an increase in the number of Americans who know people who have died from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. (Photo: Getty Images)

The meetings: where there are most contagions of covid-19

On the other hand, a third of the parents believe that family and friends gatherings are the main source of COVID-19 infections.

This, even when 9 out of 10 parents said that grandparents used to be present at their meetings; Older adults are one of the groups most at risk of serious COVID-19 infections.

The results of this survey are based on responses from nearly 1,500 nationally representative parents with at least one child age 12 or younger.

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