NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the virus again increased one day during the nationwide epidemic. is.
Spike in 84,218 cases, breaking the record of 77,299 set on July 16, researchers at the University of Washington estimate that US deaths from COVID-19 could reach a total of 500,000 by February.
Sixteen US states also hit a one-day record for new infections of the virus that caused COVID-19 on Friday, with five important ones considered in the November 3 presidential election: Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Health experts have not cited the cause of the increase, but have cited factors such as cold temperatures leading people inside, fatigue with COVID-19 precautions, and students returning to schools and colleges.
The latest estimates by the widely cited University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation also indicate fears that Americans will drive indoors in cold weather, where the virus is more likely to spread.
IHME Director Chris Murray said, “We are growing in a very big fall / winter”
On the recommendation of Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the IHME said that the number of potential deaths could be reduced to 130,000 if the Americans’ faces were covered.
Achievements on HORIZON
“The good news on a horizon is that vaccines look promising,” Fauci told CNN in an interview. “And hopefully by the end of November we will be able to show by early December that we have at least one or two – and maybe more but at least two – vaccines that are safe and effective.”
Health Secretary Alex Azar attributed the increase in cases nationwide to the behavior of individuals, noting that domestic gatherings have become the “core of disease outbreaks”.
During Thursday night’s presidential debate by President Donald Trump stating that the United States is “in turn” over the epidemic, Azar told CNN that Trump was trying to provide Americans with the hope of waiting for a vaccine .
There were 916 deaths in the United States on Thursday, with more than 1,200 new deaths reported in the country for the first time since August.
Eighteen states have reported their highest daily number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the epidemic and on Friday, the number of COVID-19 patients in US hospitals climbed to a two-month high.
According to a Reuters analysis, there are now more than 41,000 coronovirus hospitals nationwide, up 34% from October 1.
North Dakota remains the toughest state on Thursday and Friday, with 887 cases on a per capita basis, after South Dakota, Montana and Wisconsin, according to news agency Reuters.
In Tennessee, hospitals in Nashville said they have experienced a 40% increase in patients admitted for COVID-19.
Dr., an emergency medicine physician at the University of Wisconsin Health in Madison. Jeff Pothof expressed concern about the lack of compliance with public health measures in the state, where some groups have challenged the COVID-19 restrictions of Democratic Governor Tony Evers in court.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a curfew on unprofessional businesses from 10 a.m. on Friday. He warned residents to avoid social gatherings of more than six people and end all ceremonies by 10 pm
About 2,500 people were hospitalized in Illinois, the state’s top public health officer, Drs. Nozi Ezik told a news conference.
A region of the county remains without significant growth in northeastern affairs, but infections are more ongoing. Boston Public Schools moved to online-only learning this week.
Reporting by Maria Caspani and Caroline Humer in New York, Kate Kelland in London, Lisa Shumaker in Chicago, Anurag Mann in Bengaluru, Donna Chiaku and Lisa Lambert in Washington. DC and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Daniel Wallis, Bill Tarant, Sonya Hephist and William Mallard