The U.S. newly diagnosed over 180,000 with an average daily increase of 165,000, the highest level since the epidemic
[Overseas News Network] According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of 16:25 on the 20th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States reached 11,854,203, and the cumulative number of deaths was 253,882. In the past 24 hours, there have been 186,484 new confirmed cases and 1,990 new deaths in the United States. Currently, the United States has an average of 165,029 new cases per day, the highest level since the outbreak.
On the 19th, people lined up for nucleic acid testing. (Photo source:Associated Press)
In addition, ABC reported on the 20th that Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott announced on Friday that he tested positive for the new crown virus. Scott said in a statement issued on the same day that he had tested negative before, but the test result this morning showed positive. He is currently”feeling good”, has”mild symptoms” and will work from home.
Affected by the surge in new crown cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the latest guidelines on the 19th, calling on Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving this year and gatherings are limited to family members who live with them.
According to media reports, within this week, 8 members of Congress have been infected with the new crown virus, including 2 senators and 6 representatives. Since this week, the House of Representatives has begun testing all members for the new crown virus, and the Senate has not implemented relevant measures.
Statistics by CNN, since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in the United States, 36 members of Congress have been diagnosed with the new crown virus.
The full-time physicians in Congress have launched a new testing program for all employees and members of Congress on the 16th. Considering that the Capitol will house the legislature, visitors and employees across the country, there is growing concern that the Capitol will become an outbreak area for new coronavirus cases.
According to CNN analysis, on Friday morning, only one state in Hawaii saw a decrease of more than 10%in new cases compared to the previous week. North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois have maintained the number of new cases Stable, while new cases in the other 44 states have increased by more than 10%.
Currently, the United States has an average of 165,029 new cases per day, the highest level since the outbreak. Compared with a week ago, the number of new cases has increased by 25%.
As the virus continues to spread across the United States, experts have warned that the next few weeks may be cruel, and the death toll from the epidemic will continue to rise. The death toll this week rose to its highest level in more than six months, and New York City announced the closure of schools again.
Data released by Johns Hopkins University showed that more than 2,000 people died from the new crown virus on Thursday, the highest number since the beginning of May.
According to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, by December 18, more than 2,300 Americans may lose their lives every day.
The IHME modeling team wrote on Thursday:“We expect that by mid-January, the daily death toll will reach more than 2500.”
The organization has also greatly increased its The prediction of the number of deaths from the new crown virus is currently expected to reach 471,000 deaths in the United States by March 1, which is more than 30,000 higher than the previous forecast about a week ago.
Health officials predict that with the surge in new infections and the overcrowding of hospitals in most areas, the death toll will rise. On Thursday, the new crown tracking project reported that the number of new crown hospitalizations in the United States reached a new high, with more than 80,600 being hospitalized.
However, the vaccine aspect brings positive news. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals submitted an emergency use authorization application for the new coronary pneumonia vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Pfizer expects to be approved by mid-December, when the vaccine can be supplied within 24 hours. It is also reported that several federal government departments have notified employees that they can receive the new crown pneumonia vaccine developed by Pfizer or Modena within 8 weeks. (End)