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U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

By Anurag Maan

 

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Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) Jermaine LeFlore and Shameka Johnson (right, in NFL Green Bay Packers apparel) process nasal swab samples at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

 

(Reuters) - The United States broke its daily record for new coronavirus infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to outbreaks in virtually every part of the country, according to a Reuters tally.

 

The spike in cases comes less than two weeks before the presidential election on Nov. 3 and is hitting battleground states such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On Thursday, the United States reported a near-record 76,195 new cases.

 

The previous record was 77,299 new cases on July 16. At the time, hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients hit 47,000 and two weeks later deaths rose to an average of 1,200 per day.

 

Now, hospitalizations are over 41,000 and deaths average nearly 800 per day. Sixteen states had record one-day increases in new cases on Friday and 11 reported a record number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

 

Health experts have not pinpointed the reason for the rise but have long warned that colder temperatures driving people inside, fatigue with COVID-19 precautions and students returning to schools and colleges, could promote the spread of the virus.

 

The United States has the most cases in the world at 8.5 million and the most fatalities with 224,000 lives lost. The United States has reported over the past week an average of 60,000 new cases per day, the highest seven-day average since early August.

 

The Midwest has been the epicenter of the latest surge but infections are rising nationwide.

 

The Northeast reported an 83% increase in cases in the past month. New cases have doubled in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New Jersey in the past four weeks as compared to the prior four weeks, according to a Reuters analysis.

 

Western states including Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming have reported a 200% increase in cases in the past four weeks when compared with the previous four weeks.

 

(Reporting by Anurag Maan in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

 

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hey...Donald Trump says we are turning the corner....Donald Trump says the virus is gonna go away...Donald Trump says other countries are congratulating him on his unprecedented response to the pandem

No, its because the disease is running amok in the States because people refuse to take precautions.

No. Hospitalizations  are also rising sharply.

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The current surge is considerably more widespread than the waves from last summer and spring. The unprecedented geographic spread of the current surge makes it more dangerous, with experts warning it could lead to dire shortages of medical staff and supplies. Already, hospitals are reporting shortfalls of basic drugs needed to treat covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
 

And it’s not simply a matter of increased testing identifying more cases. Covid-19 hospitalizations increased in 38 states over the past week. The number of deaths nationally has crested above 1,000 in recent days.

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More than 170 counties across 36 states were designated rapidly rising hotspots, according to an internal federal report produced Thursday for officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and obtained by The Post.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/10/23/covid-us-spike-cases/

 

 

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Just now, GinBoy2 said:

This a perplexing question, 'what if'.

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And I would like to read that article ..... However .......My wifi Co has blocked The Washington Post (along with others) for a month now.     🤔    

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