According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 88,521 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on October 29, an increase of 9,540 from Wednesday.
JHU data shows that there are a total of 8,944,934 cases in the United States, with at least 228,656 deaths-971 on Thursday.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday: “This is the most difficult moment in the current pandemic-the next two months.” “We can’t give up our guards now.”
And the situation may be worse.
IHME said in its latest forecast: “If states do not respond to the increasing number of people by re-executing tasks, then by the same date, the cumulative death toll may reach 51
“By mid-January, the climax of autumn and winter will cause about three times the number of deaths per day. The hospital system, especially the intensive care unit, is expected to be under extreme pressure in 18 states in December and January.”
States continue to break daily record of case counts
According to JHU’s data, compared with last week, cases have increased in 43 states, five of which have remained stable, while the other two states (Oklahoma and Louisiana) have seen a decline.
New Mexico reported 1,082 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, which is a record. A senior healthcare executive there issued an alarm about the direction of Covid-19 spread in other states.
Dr. Jason Mitchell said on Thursday: “Our growth rate is not sustainable.” Mitchell is the chief medical officer of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a company in New Mexico The state has 9 regional hospitals.
Mitchell said that the state’s case growth rate averages about 5% per day, and if efforts are not made to change the trend, this will lead to disastrous numbers. Mitchell said at a state health briefing: “By December, we will have many cases sent to MASH tents.”
Illinois also reported a week-high of Covid-19 cases. This is the second time in a week that there has been a new high with 6,363 cases on Thursday.
Minnesota, North Dakota and Ohio also announced the highest daily Covid-19 totals on Thursday, with 2,872, 1,222 and 3,590 new positive cases respectively.
Officials warn against traditional gatherings
The Oregon Department of Health reported 575 new Covid-19 cases in the state on Thursday, also breaking the state’s single-day record.
OHA said in a written statement: “Preliminary data indicate that this increase reflects continued widespread community spread, leading to small clusters and outbreaks across the state.” The state’s coronavirus death toll is now 673.
Health officials strongly encourage Oregonians to abandon the traditional Halloween trick or treat party this year.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that New York State’s fall numbers surged, and he announced another 1,477 Covid-19 cases on Thursday.
Murphy said the state is in “open mode” after the recent surge in cases, noting that restaurants are a special challenge.
Murphy also urged residents not to take family members out of Thanksgiving.
Murphy said: “It’s cold, raining, and our numbers have increased. I can’t say happily that you can’t take mom and dad out of the nursing home.” “Say normal Thanksgiving can’t bring me joy.”
Covid-19 rate is higher after Trump campaign rally
The 17 rallies took place between August 17 and September 26. CNN evaluated the daily rate of new cases per 100,000 residents four weeks before the rally, the date of the rally, and four weeks after the rally (at the county and state levels).
Of the 14 boarding counties where the infection rate rose, 8 had a drop in infection rate one month before the rally. In the previous month, the infection rate in the other six counties has risen.
CNN’s analysis also found that in the 10 counties, the rate of new infections has grown faster than the state’s overall infection rate.
The survey evaluated rallies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida.
CNN’s Maggie Fox, Nadia Kounang, Andy Rose, Andrea Diaz, Lauren del Valle, Brad Parks, Kay Jones and Anna Sturla contributed to this report.