- Last Friday, 16 states in the United States reported the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
- Since last fall, the number of COVID-19 cases across the United States has surged, and the number of cases in each state has increased further after the holiday.
- In the second half of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use authorizations for two COVID-19 vaccines, but the slow launch means that it will take several months to immunize everyone who wants to be vaccinated.
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The 16 states with the highest recorded total are located in the southern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas States, Virginia and West Virginia. Hospitalization records in Arizona, California, Delaware and Maine also set records this week.
The data shows that, including 16 states that reported hospitalization records this week, more than three states and territories have reported hospitalization records for COVID-19 since early November.
The COVID-19 tracking project was created by Atlantic last year and regularly monitors and releases data related to the pandemic.
— January 9, 2021, COVID Tracking Project (@ COVID19Tracking)
Data shows that a record 310,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, of which New Jersey reported 20,000 new cases and California reported 50,000 new cases.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, officials at some California hospitals were forced to take drastic action, including setting up a panel of experts to determine who received life-saving care to prevent their medical system from collapsing under the pressure of the surge in COVID. 19 cases.
The project said that the number of hospitalizations in Arizona and California has increased at an “astounding rate” and noted that the number of hospitalizations in these states has “far exceeded the summer peak.”
According to data from the COVID-19 Tracking Project, more than 23,000 people have died in the United States since the beginning of the new year a week ago, and more than 3,700 new deaths were reported on Friday. Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University) data also tracked and released the data. Since the pandemic began early last year, a total of 368,000 people have died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus in the country.
In the fall of 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases began to surge. After the holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the number of cases in various US states continued to deteriorate. Public health officials and national leaders urge people to stay home during the holidays, but in any case, millions of people are still traveling during the months of November and December.
In the second half of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted two different emergency use authorizations for the COVID-19 vaccine, although the promotion in the United States is still determined by the state governments and progress is slow. Experts say that all Americans who wish to be vaccinated will take months to get immunized, thus prolonging the pandemic.