According to a Business Insider analysis of data from the COVID tracking project, 12 states hit a record seven-day rolling average case number, compiling data from state and region-level public health officials.
Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah recorded more new infections over the past seven days in a week.
In the United States, more than 50,000 new cases have been reported each day for the past four days. The country has not seen such a streak since mid-August.
According to the analysis, in 26 states, the case count is higher – with a seven-day average of at least 15 new cases per case. new York Times. Daily matters matter in another 16 states and Washington, DC.
Emergency room physician and Brown University Associate Professor Megan Rane told CNN, “We are all seeing an increasing number of COVID-19 patients coming to our ERs who are actually getting sick, hospitalizations and Even intensive care is required. ” Sunday.
“We are all deeply afraid that this is the beginning of that terrible second wave.”
Experts have long warned that coronovirus could make a resurgence, as children and college students return to classrooms and cooler weather sends people indoors.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the country’s top infectious-pathologist Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that Americans “need to step down and get through this fall and winter.”
In a September panel discussion with Harvard Medical School, Fauci said, “As we get into the fall and we do more indoor things, we’re likely to move into COVID-19.”
The daily death count is still trending downward. But it is usually delayed by three to four weeks in case of deaths because it takes time to die from coronovirus infection.
An impressive COVID-19 model from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine is now estimating that there will be approximately 2,300 deaths per day in mid-January and nearly double the total deaths to 400,000 by February.
If 95 percent of the population has publicly worn masks in IHME model projects, the death toll in my February will be around 315,000. Currently, fewer than 70 percent of those polled say they do.
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