by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/21, 04:37 pm
About a quarter of the world’s COVID-19 deaths so far were in Iran, India, Mexico, or Brazil. The global death toll climbed past 2 million on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. New strains of the virus have surfaced in Britain, South Africa, and Brazil. Health officials have identified 76 cases of the U.K. variant across 12 U.S. states, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expect the more contagious strain to become the most common version in the country.