COVID-19 Cases Top 50 Million Globally, U.S. Nears 10 Million

As the world surpasses 50 million COVID-19 cases, the U.S. is poised to cross the 10 million mark. The nation is grappling with outbreaks acrossing the nation, including in El Paso, Texas.

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As the world goes beyond 50 million COVID-19 cases, the U.S. is poised to cross the 10 million mark. The nation is coming to grips with break outs acrossing the country, including in El Paso, Texas.

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Cases and infection rates in Asia have actually remained fairly low, with China taking aggressive screening steps in response to outbreaks.

The U.S., India and Brazil are three countries with the most cases and account for almost half of the world count. The U.S. alone is poised to hit 10 million cases as hospitalizations and cases continue to climb up.

Professionals are likewise concerned about possible spikes as numerous Americans think about collecting and traveling with household and big groups for Thanksgiving and other vacations.

” A test can help. Its sensible to try to get checked if youre going to bring together a group of people,” Gottlieb said. “But if you have people who are vulnerable in that setting, I believe you still require to be really cautious if youre going to be exposing younger individuals in a more comprehensive group to older people who are susceptible.”

This week the U.S. hit another grim milestone as it exceeded 120,000 brand-new validated cases reported every day for Thursday through Saturday. More than 237,000 Americans have actually passed away from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and the 7-day moving average of new cases is now more than 110,000, more than double what it was a month back.

Dr. Albert Ko, professor and department chair of public health of microbial illness at the Yale School of Public Health, told NPR recently that those numbers might double once again before the end of the year.

More than 50 million COVID-19 cases have actually been recorded around the world as of Sunday, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource.

Lots of nations in Europe are also experiencing a 2nd wave, with France, Spain and the United Kingdom each breaking the 1 million cumulative case mark in late October. All 3 nations have carried out brand-new lockdown steps as they attempt to combat the current outbreaks.

While he said testing can help, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned versus vacation events and motivated using high quality masks during an interview on Face the Nation on Sunday.

As the U.S. continues to come to grips with the crisis, President-elect Joe Biden said he would reveal a coronavirus taskforce that will prepare to carry out the Biden-Harris plan set out by the project.