The US has registered on Friday 70,450 coronavirus cases. This is the highest increase that happened in only one day since July. The news is everywhere, and it suggests that the winter wave – which has been predicted by a lot of doctors – is actually already here.
A lot of the US states are going through a resurgence in coronavirus cases. These are the states that reached records on Friday: Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. On Saturday, Ohio, and Indiana also reached a new record.
More than 900 people in the US died because of the virus, things that brought us to a terrifying number: 219,100 deaths. There are more than 8,141,600 cases since the virus has first hit the country at the beginning of 2020.
The number of cases in the seven-day average has also increased a lot – with 8,000 daily new cases since last week. This data also suggests that rural areas have a higher rate of infections than before. For example, North Dakota and South Dakota added a lot of new cases than any other state since the beginning of the crisis. The other states with rural areas have also recorded many cases, in comparison with last week.
These high numbers have sent a lot of warnings coming from public health experts. They think that the winter wave is already here and that it caught us all by surprise. Trump’s former Food and Drug commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, stated: “We’ve been talking about the fall surge for a long time now. I think that is the beginning of that reality.”
Because the weather is getting colder, people would rather stay inside. The flu and the common cold spread a lot easier in cold climates, and experts believe this will also be the case with COVID-19.