Government health officials warned that as the coronavirus continues to surge across the country, breaking more daily records, thousands of Americans will die in the coming weeks.
In a national forecast released on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted that the death toll could climb to 282,000 in the next four weeks.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins University), this will be a significant increase from the current death toll, which is 242,423 as of now.
With warnings of shortages of personal protective equipment and hospital beds in the Midwest, the United States once again set a new record of cases, with 1
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts: “This week’s National Comprehensive Forecast predicts that the newly reported number of Covid-19 deaths will increase in the next four weeks.”
It predicts that between 5,500 and 13,400 people will die in the week ending December 5. It added: “The National Orchestra predicts that by this date, a total of 260,000 to 282,000 Covid-19 deaths will be reported.”
On the same day, California became the second-largest state in the United States with more than 1 million cases. The next day after reaching an epoch-making figure in Texas.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, Thursday’s hospitalization also set a new record, with 67,000 people infected with the virus. It also reported that cases are rising faster than at any other moment of the pandemic, with a seven-day average increase of 71% compared to the past two weeks.
The tracker also found that 1 out of every 378 US residents tested positive for Covid-19 this week. In North Dakota and South Dakota (one of the hardest-hit states), 1 in 100 people test positive.
The state government warned that with the rapid increase in the area, there is an urgent need for hospital beds in the Midwest.
According to the Washington Post, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said there was a “catastrophic” shortage of beds in the Twin Cities, where there were only 22 ICU beds. State health officials say that the beds can accommodate 90-95%.
Health officials in Wisconsin state that only 8% of ICU beds are available.
Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said: “Covid-19 is everywhere in our state. Bad things are everywhere, and they are getting worse everywhere.”
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said the state may fall into lockdown. He said: “We don’t have enough time, and our choices are exhausted.”
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) has issued a whole-house service order, which is scheduled to begin on Monday. It is recommended that residents only go to work, go to school or have basic needs.
At the same time, in South Dakota, there is a hospital system that says that this is not a bed but a staffing. This is the problem. Because of the shortage of nurses across the country, the system is in a state of “tension”.
In North Dakota, concerning health care workers’ concerns, Governor Doug Burgum said that asymptomatic health care workers with Covid-19 will be allowed to continue working in Covid-19 hospitals.
As N95 mask manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand, people are also worried about the lack of PPE for medical staff.
Elsewhere in the United States, Pennsylvania’s daily hospitalization rate is on the rise, New Jersey’s hospitalization rate has reached its highest level since June, and Utah’s positive rate reached 23%, setting a new record of cases. The Hospital Association warned the state. Almost running out of intensive care beds.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that in New York, the positive rate on Thursday was 2.95% and there were 29 new deaths. The next few weeks are critical. “There is no predetermined future here. This is purely the result of our actions,” he said.
New restrictions were implemented across the state on Friday, including closing restaurants and bars before 10pm.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the largest infectious disease expert in the United States, urged Americans to “double” to take preventive measures, such as wearing masks and avoiding crowds, to avoid a national lockdown, and urged the public to “stay there” to buy vaccines. The promise will come in the next few months.
The cavalry came. I assure you that we will control this,” he told ABC on Thursday.