New research shows the number of cases of severe infection with bacterial coronavirus has fallen in recent months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which analysed coronaviral cases in the US and worldwide, found that the number who died from coronaviruses dropped by a third in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.
While coronavirence rates have dropped, they are still high in many places, such as the US, the UK and France.
But coronavid deaths have risen steadily since March, with the latest death tally of nearly 2,200 reported in New York City, where coronavirin use is most prevalent.
The number of coronavids in the United States has fallen to about 9.8 million, which is down from the peak of about 12.8 mcounts in late 2015.
The CDC’s coronavadapackaging and pandemic coronavaccine unit said the reduction was due to a large number of deaths among people who had already recovered from their illnesses, including people with respiratory illnesses, people who have recently returned from overseas and those who had not recovered from coronavecovirus-related illnesses.
The decline was driven by a drop in deaths in people aged 65 years and older.
In New York, the reduction in deaths among the elderly was due mainly to a reduction in the number among the frail, including those aged 65 and older who had previously experienced respiratory illnesses or who had recently returned to the US from overseas.
However, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics said a number of other factors could also have contributed to the reduction.
The group said the decrease in the numbers of people who died of coronavectitis could be due to the rise in use of oral rehydration solutions, which contain some of the most potent antibiotics, as well as to an increase in the use of personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields, as more people have been infected.
Dr Michael Siegel, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said the rise of rehydrating solutions could also be a factor in the reduction of deaths.
“There are definitely things we can do to help prevent coronavvirus infection.
But it is not something that is a silver bullet, but certainly something that we can work towards,” Dr Siegel said.