The seven-day average of new daily cases in the country was above 58,300 on Monday – not seen since the first week of August and reached the peak of summer on July 22, near 67,200.
Average daily cases have risen by 70% since September 12, when the country was at a two-month low of about 34,300.
As more and more gatherings are expected to be held indoors during the cold season, the case level is high enough to avoid the dangerous level of infection and hospitalization in the coming weeks.
Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy, says “()) it’s a rough collapse, with the fact that we’re only going to see more transmission with indoor air.” The University of Minnesota told CNN on Tuesday.
Fourteen states reported their peak Kovid-19 hospitalization in the final week: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, according to Kovid. And Wisconsin. Assignment or Project.
The prevalence of the virus is so bad that the director of the National Institute for Health says that his family will not gather for thanksgiving this year.
Dr. “It is not safe to take such an opportunity with people coming from different parts of the country of precarious status,” Francis Collins told Tuesday in National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”. “The problem with this disease is how easy it is for people to get infected and not know it, and then spread it to the people next to you without realizing it.”
“All of this, I’m afraid, happens because we haven’t been able to introduce truly effective public health measures in this country,” Collins said.
“Simple things we can all do: wear your mask, keep that six-foot distance, and do whatever you do indoors, and don’t wash your hands. And yet people are tired of it and The virus is not fatigued yet. Of us, “Collins said.
Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Drs. “The numbers are heading in the wrong direction,” Tom Inglesby told CNN on Monday night. “We see that as the weather cools, there is a possibility of worsening.”
Collins said the vaccines would likely not be authorized before the end of November
The United States would not likely have a Kovid-19 vaccine authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration before the end of November, Collins told NPR on Tuesday.
“I think it’s very unlikely – timelines and standards should be followed – that you’ll hear about an emergency use authority in late November,” Collins told NPR.
“These will be vaccines that are tested with the most rigorous standards for safety and efficacy,” Collins said. “If we reach this point for some time, probably later this year, where one or more people are judged to be safe and effective, it will be because it is safe and effective.”
US officials have said that if and when a vaccine is granted, an emergency authorization for vulnerable populations, such as long-term care facilities, will be granted first access.
Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, said last week that he believes the vaccines for the most vulnerable populations in the United States will have enough vaccines by the end of December. By the end of January, he said, it would be sufficient to vaccinate all seniors and health care workers and first responders.
“In early March, we are confident that we will have enough vaccine produced for any vaccination in the United States that wanted to be vaccinated,” Azar said.
For the general population, “We are not going to vaccinate in any meaningful way well next year,” Osterholm said on Tuesday.
Many states increase reporting rates
In Illinois, the governor said that while the state lives better than others in the Midwest, every region of the state has “started moving in the wrong direction.”
“J.B. Pritzker said on Monday,” We can’t wallow Illinois by bounce, but take extra precautions and do better than others that slow the spread. “” Repeat what I have been saying for a few months, our state will not be one of those states that take no action in response to rising cases, hospitals and deaths. “
And Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional measures on Monday, including the need to reserve hospitals for Kovid-19 patients, as well as more targeted measures for multiple counties for many cases.
“I do not expect that either of these measures will eradicate the virus, and we have to allow for life,” the governor said. “Meanwhile, as we wait for a vaccine, our mission is the same as it ever was – it’s to prevent our health care system from getting heavy.”
CNN’s Jacqueline Howard, Ben Tinker, Maggie Fox, Rebekah Rees and Naomi Thomas contributed to this report.