In the United States, the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths per week has never been higher. State officials warn that there will be more worrying patterns after the holidays.
According to Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University), the total number of Americans infected with the virus on Saturday exceeded 22 million, and more than 372,000 have died.
From all states: The governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, stated that the state “the number of people gathering during the holiday period and our positive rate have increased substantially”.
The governor said on Friday: “The surge we are now in is at least twice the rate of surges we have seen before. It is serious.”
This is our most dangerous moment. “
Colorado state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy warned last Friday that “early signs” indicate an increase in Covid-19 cases. She said: “We are beginning to see the effects of holidays in the data.” Health experts believe that 1 out of 105 residents is currently infectious.
Riot in the U.S. Congress: Health officials also worry that Wednesday’s violent attack on the US Capitol may have an impact on the pandemic.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday that the riots are likely to be a “surge incident” with “public health consequences.”
Dr. Robert Redfield told the McClatchy newspaper group: “You are basically revealing your personal identity at no distance. These people are all passing through the Capitol.” “Then these people are now riding Cars, trains and planes go home, now all over the country.”
Therefore, I do think this is an incident that may lead to major proliferation. ”
Record cases and deaths: According to data from Johns Hopkins University, in the nine days since 2021, the United States has recorded more than 2 million new Covid-19 cases and more than 26,000 deaths.
According to data from Johns Hopkins, as of last Friday, there were an average of 247,200 Covid-19 cases per day in the United States in the past week. This is the highest level ever and higher than the summer peak set at the end of July. Time is 3.7 times higher.
According to Johns Hopkins (Johns Hopkins) data, in the past week, the country has an average of 2982 deaths every day, which is the highest number in a pandemic. This week also saw the first time that the United States reported more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day on Thursday.
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