The U.S. coronavirus surge showed no signs of decline on Thanksgiving, resulting in more than 100,000 new cases and hospitalizations.
Thursday was the 24th consecutive day that the United States reported more than 100,000 new cases of Covid-19, and Day 17 went straight to the fact that the number of patients hospitalized with the virus reached a new record.
There were 110,611 new cases on Thursday, with 1,232 new deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, more than 12.8 million people have been infected with the virus so far, and 263,454 people have died – by far the highest total value of any country in the world.
On Thanksgiving Day, 90,481 people were hospitalized according to the Covid Tracking Project. Meanwhile, medical centers have warned that capacity is approaching.
Millions of Americans are ignoring the government’s recommendations not to travel to the holiday – the TSA said more than a million people passed airport checkpoints on Wednesday alone. data – Health professionals have warned that infections and deaths will continue to soar in the coming weeks.
The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) predicts the number of deaths could rise to as high as 321,000 over the next four weeks, according to the latest forecast updated on Wednesday.
“I don’t want to be scary, but … today, for the rest of the year, you can change the course of Covid for our country,” Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency doctor at Brown University, told CNN on Thursday.
“The infections that occur today will appear in three weeks, appear in deaths at Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and spread in every state.”
Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, warned us in the next few weeks of “surge,” telling the broadcaster, “We’re in a difficult time.”
The states most severely affected include North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico, for which CDC maps show 102.8 and 155 cases per 100.8 thousand people in the past seven days.
The other states in parentheses are Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Utah.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s foremost infectious disease expert, warned that Thanksgiving could mark the beginning of the dark holidays and expects Christmas and the New Year to continue at a similar pace.
– If the wave alternately continues to move upwards and suffers more than 100,000 infections and 1,300 deaths a day, and the number keeps rising and rising … I don’t see that it would be any different at Christmas and New Year holidays than Thanksgiving during this time, ”he told USA Today.
He said he probably wants to flood every Christmas plan, just like at Thanksgiving, which he spent with his wife away from their three daughters.