And as hospital admissions soared, doctors warned.
The numbers are likely to get worse before they get better, and officials worry the upcoming holidays – and gatherings will be coming to them – will continue to drive contagion. in the winter months. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Public health measures promoted by experts for months – including face masks, staying away from society, and frequent hand washing – can help stop viruses.
Medical resources ̵6;beyond belief’
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, at least 36 states are reporting more new cases than last week while only five states – Alabama, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee – are reporting the decline.
In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont announced new guidelines that included limiting restaurants to 50% capacity, with no more than eight people in one table, and limiting indoor and theater event space. singing, along with other restrictions. Lamont also recommends that residents stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., a move he says will help limit communication.
Meanwhile in West Virginia, the governor rang alarm bells about the state’s infection rate and dwindling resources.
“As it boiled, what I did now, I took an even more drastic step in trying to deliver the test and our National Guard, the local health departments. Methods are currently being tested beyond trust and beyond trust, “said Gov Jim Justice.
For the most part, most of us were concerned, he added. “Most of us are doing the right things. But most of us don’t really care to the extent that we should really do it.”
CDC: Covid-19 or exposed persons can vote
“Direct voting can be safely done following CDC polling places and voter recommendations,” a CDC spokesperson wrote in an email on Monday.
Voters who are sick or in quarantine should notify poll workers upon arrival at the batting site and take the following steps.
- Wear the mask
- Stay away from others at least 6 feet
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after elections
Surveyors who are assisting voters with symptoms should be provided with personal protective equipment and trained in how to use them correctly.
“Where possible, alternative voting options – minimizing contact between voters and pollsters – should be offered to people with Covid-19, who have symptoms of Covid-19 and those who have been in contact, “said the spokesperson.
Child cases in Covid-19 had the highest spike in 1 week
Meanwhile, the worse news, this time is the case of Covid-19 in children.
Covid-19 cases across the United States are affecting children at an “unprecedented” rate, according to figures released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Children’s Hospitals, according to Track data reported by state health departments.
There were 61,000 new childhood cases in the last week of October, “greater than any previous week during the pandemic,” the AAP said in a statement.
And since the pandemic began until October 29, more than 853,000 children tested positive for the virus, the AAP said. Nearly 200,000 of them were in October.
That might be an overly low number as children’s symptoms can often be mild and look like a common cold or virus, and many children go unchecked.
CNN’s Amanda Watts, Naomi Thomas, Sandee LaMotte and Evan Simko-Bednarski contributed to this report.