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The United States has surpassed 5 million covid-19 cases, a serious milestone that represents nearly a quarter of all infections worldwide, since coronoviruses first emerged from Wuhan, China, seven months ago.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, it took just six weeks for the number of Kovid-19 infections to double in the US, entering the final 1 million infections in the last two weeks.
The latest gram record comes as an increase in new cases in the US, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data, showing an average of 54,235 new infections a day over the past week. After a resurgence of coronavirus cases that ripped through the Sun Belt states in June and July, 67,902 new cases occurred on 19 July.
Both California and Florida have reported more than 500,000 total cases since the outbreak in the US in late January and Texas is approaching that number. The total number of cases for each state now exceeds that of New York, which was considered the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak earlier this year. However, those states reported far fewer deaths than Empire State, which, according to Hopkins, has lost more than 32,000 people to coronovirus so far.
Doctors say they have been able to save more lives compared to the peak in New York in March and April because they know more about the virus and have discovered better treatments, such as Remedisvir. The increase in recent cases has also affected more young people, who also have higher survival rates.
US health officials fear that the virus may now spread widely in parts of the Midwest. White House Coronovirus Advisor Drs. Anthony Fauci and Coordinator of the Coronavirus Task Force Drs. Deborah Birks has expressed concern that states such as Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana are beginning to see a tick in their so-called positivity rates, or percent of tests. He is positive.
Fauci said during an interview with CNN and Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday, “Every country has taken a loss. We, the United States … have faced a situation worse than anyone or anyone.” . ”
“I mean when you look at the number of infections and the number of deaths, it’s really quite related,” he said.
Fauci has criticized the division created between public health measures to stop the spread of coronovirus and reopen the economy, saying it has become a debate between choosing one or the other.
He has suggested that some states take “serious” recombinations where they are in the process of reopening and determine if they need to reopen something or need to withdraw.
“I don’t think we need to go in the fall and we’re wreaking havoc in the winter,” Fauci said Friday during a Q&A with Brown University School of Public Health. “We can go in the fall and the winter coming out of it is looking good if we do some things.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has continued to press for states to reopen and reiterate their belief that the lockdown will do more harm than good. He said that the nation should now focus on keeping older Americans safe while sending people back to work and school.
Trump said in a press briefing on Monday, “Lockdowns do not prevent future infections. They simply do not. It comes back many times, it comes back.”
However, Trump said on Wednesday that “there is no question” the virus will eventually “go away as things go.” The president’s comments contradict those of his medical advisors and the World Health Organization, who have warned everyone that the virus can never be completely eradicated from the planet. The president continued to insist on schools to reopen this fall, saying he believes most of them will. When it comes to coronovirus, he said that children are able to throw it very easily.