The United States reported more than 1,140 coronavirus deaths on Friday, for the fourth day in a row this number rose to over 1,000. The last time that happened was in August, data from Johns Hopkins University showed.
“We’re going to see these case numbers really start to explode,” Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, told CNBC on Friday.
That’s a bleak outlook, considering that this week has seen many new highs. The US has beaten its own record of new daily cases for three consecutive days, topping 100,000 cases per day since Wednesday.
On Friday, the US reported more than 126,000 new cases – the highest figure in a day so far, according to Johns Hopkins data.
“We’re having a lot of trouble for the future,” Gottlieb told CNBC “You have to really worry about what January will look like, what December will look like right now, with how this is. is going up. “
Only one state tends to be on the right track
At least 41 states are now reporting more Covid-19 infections than last week, and only one – Tennessee – is trending in the right direction, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
The spread of community in the state is expanding, mainly from small family gatherings, Shah added. It is the gatherings that public health officials across the country have warned against that are fueling the spread of the virus and could continue to increase in the coming holidays.
Illinois health officials reported 10,376 new cases on Friday, a new daily high, and for the first time the state reported more than 10,000 infections daily.
In a press release on Friday, Colorado health officials said the latest Covid-19 model shows hospital admissions in the state that are growing stronger than last week’s predictions. Keeping hospitals below capacity “will require prompt and substantial action to prevent transmission,” the statement said.
Colorado has reached the highest number of Covid-19 hospital admissions, exceeding the peak of April, officials said.
“We achieve this even faster than the model’s predictions,” the officials said. “If the disease curve is not bent, Colorado could exceed the intensive care unit (ICU) capacity by the end of December instead of January as reported in the model report last week.”
In Ohio, the governor said Friday the state saw 5,008 new infections, the highest number of cases recorded in a 24-hour period. The inflated numbers are likely to trigger new missions, he said.
“As we see our hospitals starting to fill,” the orders we will have to take when it becomes serious will be agreed across Ohio, “said Governor Mike DeWine.
Other measures announced
In some parts of the country, new orders have arrived.
These include instructions to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., a statement from the governor’s office said earlier this week.
“We know we’re asking a lot of questions here,” Baker said. “And the most important thing is asking a lot of employers and residents over the past several months about the virus. As we said before, it’s going nowhere and until there’s a vaccine or step forward. Medical breakthroughs, we fight the virus. “
In Denver, the 10pm curfew for residents and businesses that are not exempt starts Sunday, officials said Friday.
“We are on a very dangerous path,” said Mayor Michael Hancock. “Across the state, including here in the Denver area, hospital admissions were up more than 40% just last week.”
Social alienation could have saved 59,000 Americans
Meanwhile, a new modeling study published Friday found more than 1 million infections in the US and more than 59,000 deaths could have been prevented as early as May if mitigation steps were taken first. that two weeks.
Sen Pei, a research scientist at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and colleagues built a Covid-19 television model for all US counties from February 21 to May 3.
The team wrote that the Broad Covid-19 line control measures were announced on March 15.
Research shows that starting such interventions two weeks earlier – on March 1 – can lead to less than 1 million confirmed cases and 59,000 fewer deaths.
“Our results demonstrate the strong impact that previous interventions could have on the COVID-19 pandemic in the US,” wrote the authors. “Going forward, the findings highlight the need for continued vigilance when control measures are eased.”
They wrote that it was necessary to control Covid-19 outbreaks to rapidly detect an increasing number of cases and to rapidly re-apply control measures.
Research describes how Delaware reduced infections and mortality
Leading experts have also stressed the importance of rapid and rigorous mitigation measures, and a newly published study reaffirms their views.
Delaware’s state-authorized Covid-19 mitigation efforts and investigation significantly reduced the number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths earlier this year, according to a study published today. Friday on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Disease and Death Report.
The first Covid-19 case in the state was identified on 11 March, and officials immediately began working on pandemic management, beginning with investigation of all identified cases. . Nearly two weeks later, the state issued a stay order that lasts through June 1.
By the end of April, there is a statewide masking regulation. By mid-May, the state began to monitor broader communications.
Considering the cases until June, it seems those steps are correct.
From the end of April to June, the incidence of Covid-19 decreased by 82%, hospitalization decreased by 88%, and mortality rate decreased by 100%.
“Masks are very important to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from symptomatic or asymptomatic people,” the report said. “Early detection, self-isolation and investigation of Covid-19 cases and self-quarantine of close contacts can be effective in preventing transmission, if contacts are identified and approached. soon after exposure. “
CNN’s Haley Brink, Jen Christensen, Jamie Gumbrecht, Raja Razek, Sahar Akbarzai and Alec Snyder contributed to this report.