The number of deaths from Covid 19 in the United States has exceeded 350,000 as experts foresee a further rise in cases of coronavirus and deaths from Christmas and New Year holiday events.
Johns Hopkins University data compiled indicates the U.S. surpassed the threshold early Sunday morning.
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More than twenty million people are infected in the world.
In order to protect health care staff and people over 80, the U.S. has started using two coronavirus vaccines, but the introduction of the vaccination program has been criticised as sluggish and chaotic.
Several states, including North Carolina and Arizona, have reported a record number of cases in recent days. In hard-hit Southern California, owners of morgues complain they are being inundated with corpses.
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The U.S. has reported the most Covid-19 deaths in the world by far, led by Brazil, which has reported over 195,000 deaths.