More than 80,000 new patients with coronavirus infections were reported in the most recent Covid-19 surge in the US- the highest number of cases per day since the outbreak began.
Meanwhile, there are some alarming patterns of Covid-19 surge are observed, including a growing number of hospitals and daily deaths across the country. Experts warned the nation that the worst is yet to come.
According to the data shared by Johns Hopkins University, the recent number of 80,005 is higher than the country’s previous number of Covid-19 cases reported in one-day i.e. 77,362.
Dr Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General, warned that the occurrence of hospital admissions are reported in 75% of the country’s jurisdiction, and officials are concerned that the death toll could rise in a few weeks.
The good news, Adams said, is that a number of factors including remediation, steroid use and better patient management have led to a nearly 85% reduction in the country’s Covid-19 mortality rate.
According to the Covid Tracking Project (CTP), in recent Covid-18 surge in the US, more than 41,000 coronavirus patients were reported in hospitals across the country on Thursday. This is considered as the highest level of admission of coronavirus patients in hospitals across the country since August 20.
The CTP further says since the beginning of October the number of hospital admissions has increased by 33%.
“The death toll rose to 856 on Thursday. The seven-day average of daily deaths has risen to 763 that is the highest average in a month” Johns Hopkins said.
White House coronavirus task force reported “early signs of deterioration in the Sun Belt and signs of continued deterioration in the Midwest and Northern States”. Most of the state leaders have sounded the alarm over surging infections, rising hospitalizations and increasing deaths.
Anthony Fauci’s concerns
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US should probably mandate mask use, even if people complain about the trouble with enforcing it.
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The country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci showed his concerns about the massive increase in Covid-19 across the country. He urged people to “double down” on measures to stop the spread of the virus.
“The upticks on the map of more than 30 States that are having upticks is not going to spontaneously turn around unless we do something about it,” Dr Fauci added.