U.S. Hits New Coronavirus Record, With More Than 88,500 New Cases

A medical assistant holds a swab after evaluating a man on Wednesday at the new COVID-19 screening center at Boston Logan International Airport.

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A medical assistant holds a swab after evaluating a guy on Wednesday at the new COVID-19 screening center at Boston Logan International Airport.

Elise Amendola/AP

The U.S. taped 88,521 brand-new coronavirus cases Thursday, more than any other day in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data assembled by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly a thousand individuals passed away from the illness in the U.S. on Thursday, pushing the overall to 228,696 lives lost.

The coronavirus is rippling through populations in North and South Dakota, in Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho– the 6 states that are reporting at least 50 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over the previous seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new rise is various from the summertime, when big states such as Florida and Texas moved the increase and numerous outbreaks were linked to vacation outings. More than a third of U.S. states have reported 10,000 or more cases in the previous 7 days, according to the CDC, and that list consists of a broad area of the country.

In another disconcerting trend, U.S. medical facilities were dealing with more than 46,000 COVID-19 clients on Thursday, The COVID Tracking Project states.

In the previous week, the U.S. has actually blown past record levels of infection that were seen in the summer season, when brand-new cases topped 77,000 in July. Considering that last Thursday, the U.S. has posted more than 80,000 cases on several days.

7 days previously, around 41,000 people were hospitalized in the U.S. The hospitalization rate has increased greatly since September, when it hovered around 30,000 brand-new patients on lots of days.

” One case per second in US yesterday,” previous CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said Friday by means of Twitter.

Despite the brand-new rise in cases, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are noticeably lower than the terrible heights of the spring and summer. Its also worth noting that when the U.S. set its summertime record for brand-new cases, on July 16, it reported 947 deaths– a little lower than the other days total. By the end of July, the U.S. everyday death rate rose to nearly 1,500, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

“Today, every 40 seconds, somebody in this nation will get a Covid infection that will kill them,” Frieden included, calling the U.S. action to the pandemic an undesirable failure.

One case per second in United States the other day. Thats identified cases ~ 1/5 total infections, of which ~ 1/200 are fatal.
Today, every 40 seconds, somebody in this nation will get a Covid infection that will kill them. Undesirable. Failure. Together, our nation can do so much better.– Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) October 30, 2020

Regardless of advances in treatment that are credited with decreasing the U.S. casualty rate, professionals caution that the large number of brand-new cases, and the stress on healthcare facility systems, will result in more deaths. Their concerns are compounded by the looming winter flu season.

The U.S. is now poised to report a total of 9 million coronavirus cases, the most worldwide. Today, India joined the U.S. as the only two countries with more than 8 million confirmed cases.

In spite of the new increase in cases, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are markedly lower than the awful heights of the spring and summer. However its also worth keeping in mind that when the U.S. set its summer record for brand-new cases, on July 16, it reported 947 deaths– slightly lower than yesterdays total. By the end of July, the U.S. everyday death rate increased to almost 1,500, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

Today, every 40 seconds, someone in this country will get a Covid infection that will eliminate them. Together, our nation can do so much better.