And as coronovirus hospitalization continues to increase, the number of deaths is predicted to get worse.
It will cause more than 336,000 deaths by the end of this year.
Two companies are preparing to send out vaccines against the virus, but the dose will be limited, and they will not have access to a wider population until 2021.
November was marked by challenging records that hospitalized at least 20 days of the month. With the fall still to come from the upcoming holidays, health experts have warned that things may worsen in the coming weeks.
Hospitals in Maryland, which have already seen a 51% increase in coronovirus hospitals, are preparing to that effect and to expand bed and staff capabilities by December 8 to present their detailed strategy, including universities Includes encouraging qualified health care students to allow them to graduate early. Join the workforce, government Larry Hogan said on Tuesday.
States pushed back against climbing records
Tuesday was a record-breaking day for the devastation of coronovirus in many states, and local leaders are pushing back against the increase with new measures to combat the virus.
State officials said Oregon reported the highest number of its day-to-day deaths, Texas set a record for single-day increases in more than 15,000 cases, and Mississippi has the highest level of hospitals ever.
Now 65% of counties in Mississippi are subject to additional restrictions, with masks mandated to deal with the increase.
“This is a time when the virus is extremely present,” Sarkar Tate Reeves told reporters. “Because of the number of cases we are reporting, the risk of catching it is high, communities have more viruses.”
Kentucky Village. Andy Beshear called Tuesday the state’s “worst day” for coronovirus, “almost every measure.”
“This is the deadliest day we have,” Beshar said. “If we don’t all do our part, if we try to be the exception, slowing this thing down won’t work, and we’ll lose too many Cantukians we love and care about.”
The county’s public health director, Drs. According to a release by Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County in California also had its “worst day” until it hit cases and hospitals.
“However, this will probably not be the worst day of the epidemic in Los Angeles County. It will be tomorrow, and the next day and the following cases, hospitalizations and deaths will increase,” she said.
The county on Monday issued an amended stay order on the house, banning outside food and gathering with people outside the single home.
Nursing home cases reach their peak since spring
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA / NCAL) said in a report published on Tuesday that nursing homes, which were in the grip of the epidemic, reported their new week’s highest coronovirus cases since spring. .
AHCA President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson stated, “Our evil apprehension has come true as COVID is prevalent among the general population, and long-term care facilities to prevent entry as a whole due to its asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic prevalence Are powerless. ” / NCAL, in a statement.
Between the week of mid-September and November 15, new weekly nursing home cases nationwide increased by 177%. There has been an increase in deaths from coronovirus in nursing homes.
Nursing homes in the Midwest were particularly hard-hit, with weekly cases increasing by more than 400% since mid-September.
The increase has been correlated with a nationwide increase in cases, and health experts say the spread in the community is a good indicator that cases will increase in nursing homes.
“Given the fact that our elderly population is the most vulnerable and shows increasing levels of COVID across the US with no signs of relapse, it is paramount that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the highest priority for vaccination delivery “Long-term care residents and staff,” Parkinson said.
Health care workers and long-term care patients will be vaccinated first
The widespread distribution of vaccines may still be months away, but the US is preparing to roll out the first wave of inoculation – and health care workers and long-term care patients top the list to receive them.
Federal officials expect 40 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to be available by the end of December, but those doses will not be available at once, CDC vaccine consultants were told Tuesday.
CDC’s Dr. Sarah Oliver told the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that the agency expects between 5 million and 10 million doses to be available each week for the first few months as vaccine manufacturers ramp up manufacturing.
CNN’s King Rezek, Jennifer Henderson, Devon M. Sayers, Rebekah Rees, Lauren Mascarenhas, Sarah Moon, Maggie Fox and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.