In the first 9 days of 2021, there were more than 370,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, and more than 24,000 Americans died of COVID-19.
According to Johns Hopkins University, a total of 370,119 people have died since the pandemic began and since the pandemic in the United States. According to reports, as of Saturday afternoon, there were 1,346 new deaths.
Up to now, 115,409 new infections have been recorded nationwide, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 2,1978,182.
The latest data shows worryingly the post-holiday surge Since January 1, 24,260 deaths and a staggering 2,003,618 new cases have been reported.
This week alone, 1
On the day after Los Angeles reported its highest daily death toll of 318, the state reported a new record of 695 deaths on Saturday.
This week, 16 states reported the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.As shown in the picture, the patient is pushed into the emergency room of LAC USC hospital
According to the health department, as of Saturday afternoon, there were more than 52,000 new infections in California.
The state’s hospitals continue to work hard to cope with the surge in virus patients, and doctors worry that the worst peak after the holiday has not yet arrived.
The center’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anish Mahajan, said: “It takes two to three weeks for patients to become ill after contracting the virus and require hospitalization. Christmas was only two weeks ago. We are full.” Harbor-UCLA Medical Center told CNN.
Last Friday, the seven-day average number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States set a new record again, and the death toll climbed to an average of 2,934.
According to the COVID Tracking Project, of the 310,080 new cases reported on Friday, 50,000 were in California and 20,000 were in New Jersey.
The increase in the number of cases last Friday meant that at least 500 COVID-19 cases were reported for every 440,000 people.
New Jersey peaked again on Friday, with 2,694 infections recorded per million people.
This is followed by Kansas, with 1,889 cases per million people, and Arizona, with 1,602 cases per million people.
Hospitalization in Arizona has also exceeded the summer, and the number of patients has increased at an alarming rate.
On Wednesday, health experts called Arizona a new global coronavirus hotspot because the state’s outbreak has made the situation in Arizona worse.
The state now leads the country with the highest COVID-19 diagnosis rate.
Since December 31, 1 in 111 Arizonans has been diagnosed with the virus.
On Friday, as new cases surged, Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the United States may have its own native mutant strain of COVID-19 in the same way as the United Kingdom because the virus has spread so much. fast.
Last Friday, the United States broke the record for the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in one day, as California and New Jersey experienced a large-scale surge in one day, the second from the left
16 states recorded the highest number of hospitalizations this week
Hospitalization rates in Arizona and California are increasing at a disturbing rate, especially
Birx announced before Christmas that she would retire after Joe Biden took office. She blushed for ignoring COVID guidelines during the holidays. She was recently in the White House Coronavirus Task Force. An analysis was conducted at a meeting.
Officials said that she displayed a series of graphs and charts showing a sharp increase in the number of cases.
Birx speculates that this may be because a new, more contagious variant of the virus is spreading-just as the new B.1.1.7 strain shocked the UK.
Her concerns made it a weekly report to the governor, which was leaked on Friday.
The report said: “The number of autumn and winter dresses is almost twice the number of spring and summer dresses.”
“This acceleration indicates that in addition to the British variants, American variants may have evolved here, and the British variants have spread in our communities, and the probability of transmission may increase by 50%.
“Proactive mitigation measures must be used to match more aggressive viruses.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 21.8 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus nationwide, and 368,679 people have died.
What is a “mutant COVID strain” and why do experts worry?
Coronaviruses mutate regularly and acquire about one new mutation in their genome every two weeks.
Most mutations do not significantly change the way the virus behaves.
This super strain, named B.1.1.7, was first discovered in the UK in November.
It has since been found in France, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, Australia and now the United States.
The new COVID-19 variant has a mutation in the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein at position 501, in which the amino acid asparagine (N) has been replaced by tyrosine (Y).
It is more infectious than the previous strain and is more harmful to children.
However, it is not believed to cause more lethality.
Researchers from Public Health England compared the number of 1,769 people who were infected with the new virus, of which 1,769 were infected with one of the early viruses of the virus.
42 people in this group were admitted to the hospital, of which 16 were new variants and 26 were wild type.
Within four weeks of the test, twelve variant cases and ten “older” virus cases died.
There was no statistically significant difference in hospitalization rate and mortality rate.