But coronavirus continues to spread, in some places at a higher rate than ever.
America broke record after record.
Patients flooded hospitals, and thousands died.
And officials across the country have made more restrictions to control the virus.
This is what happened this week during the country’s fight against Covid-19.
New cases skyrocketed
In a pandemic rife with grim milestones, the United States has made another milestone.
On Wednesday, the United States recorded more than 100,000 new cases a day for the first time, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
According to Johns Hopkins data, last week, the United States added a total of 689,538 new record-breaking Covid-19 cases. As of Saturday morning, over 9.7 million Cases have been reported in the US.
“It’s everywhere,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday. “We cannot escape it. We cannot run away from it.”
And they come in the days of increasing the case. The 12 days with the highest number of shifts per day in the past two weeks. And for the first six days of November, 25 states reported record highs.
Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah , West Virginia and Wyoming.
By Friday, an extremely high week of new cases per day pushed the national seven-day average of new cases up to 98,505, according to Johns Hopkins.
DeWine on Thursday said Ohio’s contagiousness had “skyrocketed” because of weddings, funerals and social gatherings. The next day, the state reported the highest number of new cases in one day since the start of the pandemic, 5,008.
Meanwhile, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said her staff is working with community leaders to increase the use of the mask, saying it will protect the elderly and keep businesses and schools. open school.
“We know how to reduce the spread of the virus,” she said. “We know that the mask works.”
Hospitals and health care staff were stressed further
At least seven states reported record-high deaths this week, including Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
By the end of the week, the total number of deaths was 236,073, with an average of 912 deaths reported per day. The last time the figure was above 900 was on August 31, according to Johns Hopkins data.
That number will continue to soar. The CDC’s composite prediction, which predicts over a few weeks, predicts up to 266,000 coronavirus deaths by November 28.
“New hospital admissions are growing rapidly,” CTP said Thursday. “At this rate, we can see record hospital admissions next week.”
El Paso, Texas, consistently beat a record for hospital admissions during the week. “It’s just a new peak every day,” Ryan Mielke, a spokesperson for El Paso University Medical Center, told CNN on Monday.
According to governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico officials warned Thursday that they were worried about running out of beds after hospital admissions rose 95% from two weeks ago and 260% from the previous month. At that time, 82% of the state’s beds and 75% of the ICU’s beds were filled.
North Dakota officials said on Thursday the increase in hospital admissions meant there were no more staff to be hospitalized. Governor Doug Burgum called it “the worst day” for his state.
Department of Human Services Executive Director Chris Jones stresses the stress on the healthcare system and the employee.
“For those you don’t believe, come and talk to them. Ask them how it’s been. Ask them about its impact on their families. Ask them about its impact on them. they treat patients with Covid and Jones said.
Similar fears emerge in Kentucky, where Dr. Steven Stack, Public Health Commissioner, said Wednesday there was concern about running out of health care workers.
Kansas City, Kansas, officials and seven hospital systems that ended the week issued their own alarms, warning that the shortage would not go away.
“If the widespread spread in the community continues to increase, we will be overwhelmed,” said Dr. Steven Stites, medical director at the University of Kansas Health System. “It was the inevitable conclusion we faced.”
Officials were forced to introduce more restrictions
In states and communities across the United States, officials continued to fight the pandemic. And in some cases that means making a difficult decision to restore or extend Covid-19’s limitations.
Likewise, a new home stay advice would start Sunday from 10pm to 5am in Rhode Island, where Governor Gina Raimondo requires “voluntary compliance”.
She says that gatherings like house parties are the main source of the virus. And if they didn’t stop, she said, “I’ll be back in two weeks with the order to close.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Friday announced a 10 p.m. curfew for residents and unnecessary businesses starting Sunday.
New Jersey has updated an isolated travel advice. Anyone coming to New Jersey from 43 states and territories is subject to quarantine for 14 days. Governor Phil Murphy said he will no longer rule out shutdowns, adding, “We have to leave everything on the table.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday urged several counties to implement a two-week “social pause”, limiting in-house social gatherings to single households or to a maximum of six. people. They will also be required to adhere to the capacity limits in restaurants, gyms, and museums.
“I do not want to take any further action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 because I know it will have a devastating impact on our businesses both large and small,” she said. “But I absolutely will.”
CNN’s Haley Brink, Amanda Watts and Holly Yan contributed to this report.