The US has taken care of the last 11 million recorded cases of coronovirus, with one million new cases added in the past week as the country faces an alarming boom in prevalence.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the US crossed the 11 million mark Sunday afternoon after ticking over 10 million on Monday, November 9. Since then, an average of 150,000 new cases have occurred.
Approximately 70,000 people are treating serious cases of COVID-19 in American hospitals – more than ever. In the coming days, the country is also scheduled to officially record a quarter of a million dead.
Healthcare providers and experts have loudly sounded the alarm about the third wave of epidemics as cases Growth in every state In America. According to The Atlantic, some 38 states recorded more than 1,000 new cases on Saturday COVID-19 Tracking Project. Cases usually occur less on weekends and are expected to increase during the week.
Governors across the country of various political stripes are taking new action this week, hoping to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed as thanksgiving.
In Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced extensive new restrictions for the next four weeks, including the closure of indoor service in restaurants and bars, gyms, movie theaters and museums. The state is also banning indoor ceremonies of people from different homes, unless they have been separated for at least a week and received a negative COVID-19 test.
“Today, Sunday, November 15, 2020, is the most dangerous public health day in the last 100 years of our state’s history,” Inslee said at a press conference on Sunday. “An epidemic pervades our state. Left unchecked, this will certainly result in excessive hospitals and morgue; And prevent people from receiving regular but necessary medical treatment for non-COVID conditions. “
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also ordered new restrictions over the course of three weeks A press conference on sunday, Stopping in-person classes for high schools and colleges, stopping indoor service in bars and restaurants, and closing entertainment venues including theaters, stadiums and bowling alleys. The order limits indoor gatherings to 10 people for more than two people.
On Friday, Washington, Oregon and California all issued travel advisories, recommending those coming out of state quarantine for 14 days after returning. The Republican governor of North Dakota also issued a masked mandate for the first time in his state.
While cases have increased rapidly, hospitalizations and deaths are also on the rise: cities in states including Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Texas have announced that they do not have more ICU beds available.
Nevertheless, there is typically a 12-day interval between rising cases and increasing hospitals, meaning that the full impact of the 1 million new cases recorded this week will not be felt in hospitals for several days.
Temperatures have increased in the autumn as more people move indoors during the cold season, where there is a greater risk of the virus breathing through small water droplets called aerosols that linger in the air. Many American Americans turned to measures that were on the way for some in the spring and summer as epidemics in their eighth month.
The prospect of people gathering in groups for Thanksgiving and Christmas also worries experts.
“We know we’re going to get the case after Thanksgiving,” Amesh Adalja, a physician and senior scholar of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told Buzzfeed News. “It is a question of trying to keep it as low as possible.”
Although it leads the world far more than the number of people who have died or occurred since COVID-19, the United States is far from the only country struggling to stop the virus.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Confirmed sunday He will be following protocol and will break apart after coming in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Johnson first tested positive for coronavirus in March and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
European countries, including France and Germany, have also re-entered lockdown in recent weeks as cases are increasing there.