The American Academy of Pediatrics announced late on Monday that the number of children infectedhas skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, with nearly 200,000 new cases in October. In just one week last month, 61,000 new cases were reported in children – more than any other week during the period. pandemic.
In terms of overall cases, 18 states broke the daily record for new infections for the past week, and hospital admissions increased in 43 states. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 9.2 million cases have been confirmed in the US and more than 231,000 Americans have died from the virus, according to an inventory from Johns Hopkins University.
The pandemic resulted in an election season unlike any previous in the United States. Before Election Day, a record number of Americans voted early, as the nation continued.
The CDC says sick or quarantined voters can still vote on Election Day, provided they take appropriate precautions such as wearing a mask.
Contribution: Adriana Diaz and The Associated Press