The previous high was just six days ago, when 83,731 new cases were reported.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said he believes 100,000 new cases are imminent in the United States.
“We’re going to get past 100,000 infections at some point in the next few weeks. We can do that this week, if all states report on time,” Gottlieb said.
Gottlieb, who was appointed to lead the FDA by President Donald Trump in 2017, said the increase was due to public behavior and recklessness.
“The reality is that I think we won’t start seeing the pandemic slow down until you see consumer behavior change and until you see cellular data starting to decline,” he said.
“It’s a lesson of the viral past.”
According to Johns Hopkins University data, at least 228,143 people have died of Covid-19 in the United States.
The university reported 8.94 million cases were reported.
Countries continue to see Covid-19 cases at an all-time high
Today, many of Covid-19’s high scores are short-lived as states struggle with infections and skyrocketing hospitalizations.
Governor Mike DeWine said that, for the second time in five days, Ohio has set a new high for most of the new Covid-19 cases in a day – 3,590.
Ohio also saw the third highest number of hospital admissions for the Covid-19 day in the past 24 hours.
“Viruses are raging across the state, and there’s nowhere to hide,” DeWine said.
“We have to face this virus directly with the tools we know can beat it back: masks, away from society, frequent hand washing and good ventilation inside. . “
North Dakota broke the record for the number of new cases daily on Thursday – for the second time a week – with 1,222 new infections reported. About 13% of the full service beds are still provided in the state.
The number of new cases continues to exceed the number of new tests.
According to Johns Hopkins, the average daily new incidence in the past week increased 24% from the previous week.
But the test was only up 8.52% over the same time frame, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
Hospitals are getting thinner
“The number of people hospitalized in Tennessee is growing at an alarming rate right now, with records being set every day,” said Dr. Wendy Long, president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Hospital Association.
Hospitals “are doing everything they can to increase capacity, but their possibilities are not limitless,” she said.
“That’s especially true when we see more and more health care providers getting sick with viruses and having to quarantine at home.”
And Illinois is “close to getting the entire state to take mitigation measures,” said state officials.
Health experts have traced many recent infections to accidental encounters between friends and family.
“We often let our guard down when we are with people we know and trust,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “But knowing and believing doesn’t stop viruses.”
Research says the mask requires a lower hospitalization rate
Wearing a mask can be an important strategy to reduce hospital admissions, according to a study from Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
In hospitals where more than 75% of patients come from counties requiring a mask, hospital admissions did not increase between July and October. has increased by more than 200%.
Other mitigation factors are likely to work, as areas with masking requirements are more likely to have residents adhering to other mitigation strategies, the authors write.
“The good news is we have learned a lot since the pandemic began,” they said.
“One key takeaway from this analysis is that regions with viral mitigation strategies … have seen lower hospitalization rates since the summer months; hospitals in regions This is in a much better position to serve the entire public health need, not just Patient COVID-19. “
More and more health professionals from all parties are calling for a nationwide commission of masks.
“The mission could be clearly limited in the next two months,” wrote Gottlieb, adding that it is easier to wear a mask in winter than in summer. “The inconvenience will allow the country to maintain its health care capacity and keep more schools and businesses open.”
Andy Slavitt, former acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has agreed with Gottlieb on the masking mission.
“Scott Gottlieb used to be a Republican. This is not a party issue,” said Slavitt, who served in the Obama administration.
“This is a public health problem for everyone, and will slow the spread of the disease.”
And Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has worked under six administrations, said the masking mission would help improve the deterioration.
“We will have more hospitalizations and that will certainly lead to more deaths. So this is an inevitable situation,” Fauci told CNBC on Wednesday. “That’s why I’m saying we have to do these things.”
At least 2 people who attended Trump’s NC rally were positive
Health officials are urging anyone attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, on October 21, to monitor symptoms for themselves and get tested if necessary.
So far, the two cases “were not believed to have been a sign of spreading from the protest at this time, but were two independent cases between the individuals attending,” said the Gaston County health department.
“Due to the large number of potential contacts from the rally and the inability to alert them directly, the community is being informed so they can assess their own risk and take appropriate action. well suited”.
“Anyone who attends the rally is encouraged to keep track of their symptoms and seek testing if needed.”
CNN’s Maggie Fox, Andrea Diaz, Jacqueline Howard, Gisela Crespo, Betsy Klein, Rebekah Riess, Raja Razek, Shelby Lin Erdman and Nadia Kounang contributed to this report.