Spc. Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guard previews the free drive through the COVID-19 test site in the Texas Station Gaming Hall and hotel parking garage in North Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12, 2020. Tested for COVID-19. .
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The United States reported on Thursday that the one-day case fatality rate of Covid-1
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the country reported more than 153,400 new cases on Thursday. According to CNBC’s analysis of Hopkins data, this is a record one-day peak in the United States for three consecutive days, and has pushed the average number of new cases in seven days to 131,400, an increase of more than 32% compared to a week ago.
Not just cases. According to data from the COVID tracking project hosted by The Atlantic reporter, there are currently more than 67,000 people in the country due to Covid-19, more than anywhere else during the pandemic. The number of people dying from the disease every day is also increasing.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Friday that “many factors” are driving the outbreak, including people’s tiredness of following public health measures. He said this is a special problem because the country will be close to Thanksgiving in about two weeks, when many Americans will travel to the country to meet with family and friends and may carry the virus.
Fauci urged Americans to wear masks, isolate themselves from society, wash their hands frequently and follow other public health measures.
He said on CBS’ “This Morning”: “If we take simple public health measures, the soaring will level off and start to decline.” “You add that with the help of vaccines, we can reverse this situation. There is no such thing. use.”
Fauci added: “We need to conduct more tests in the community” to identify people who have no symptoms but are infected and spread the virus. Testing across the country has increased dramatically, but as infections become more common, epidemiologists say more testing is needed.
Although some people, including President Donald Trump, say that more and more tests are driving the increase in cases, the data does not prove this. CNBC’s analysis of COVID tracking project data showed that the 7-day average of new tests on Thursday exceeded 1.4 million, an increase of 8.3% from a week ago. The increase in the number of cases far exceeds the average weekly increase of more than 32%.
Moreover, the so-called positive rate is also increasing. Epidemiologists say the percentage of positive tests can help determine whether an outbreak is expanding and whether a certain area has been adequately tested. According to data from Hopkins University, the 7-day average positive rate in the United States has risen to 9.1% from 7.2% a week ago.
The surge of the virus is beginning to overwhelm hospitals in certain areas. University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin (University of UW Health) CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan (Alan Kaplan) said on Thursday that the system hospitals in rural and urban communities are overwhelmed.
He said on the street: “We have always been short of employees, either because they have Covid or because they have other diseases. We need to exclude Covid and then let them work again.” “There is no surplus now.”
— CNBC chart Nate Ratner.