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January on track for nation's deadliest COVID month

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 11:55:16-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — January is on track to become the United States' deadliest month for COVID-19.

Already in the first eleven days, the country has broken its record multiple times for most COVID deaths in one day.

In total, Johns Hopkins University is reporting 27,000 deaths so far this month.

CORONAVIRUS: More than 1,700 Nevadans currently hospitalized with COVID-19

Nine states are confirming cases of the new highly contagious strain of the virus that officials believe started in the UK.

Nevada's neighboring state of Arizona currently has the world's highest infection rate per capita.

In California, refrigerated trucks are being deployed to morgues to help with body surge.

In Clark County, those trucks have been sent to funeral homes for the same reason.