The U.S. has surpassed another grim milestone on Wednesday, with nearly 205,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in a single day, according to NBC News.
That number comes barely a month after the U.S. one-day record first exceeded 100,000 cases.
More than 2,700 people died on Wednesday.
And with the coronavirus, more people are hospitalized than ever before. The COVID follow-up project reported that 100,000 people were hospitalized nationwide on Wednesday.
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In most of the United States, the number of cases has increased over the past month. In the past two weeks, this wave has been the worst in New Mexico, Arizona and California, where the percentage of new cases has increased by 109, 90 and 75 percent, according to NBC News.
“Cases are rising, the number of hospitalizations is increasing, the number of deaths is increasing. We need to try to bend the curve, stop this exponential growth. , ”Said Dr. Henry Walke, CDC Covid-19 Incident Manager, at a briefing on Wednesday.
Health experts expect a possible surge in travel-related cases after Thanksgiving. Cases arising from the holiday are likely to occur about a week to 10 days after Thanksgiving.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, predicted the winter months terribly. “In fact, I think they’re going to be the hardest times in this nation’s public health history,” he said.
Just like before Thanksgiving, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control recommends that people cancel travel plans for the December holidays.
But if necessary, perform coronavirus tests before and after, experts said on Wednesday.
The agency on Wednesday announced new, shorter quarantine guidelines after a possible exposure to the coronavirus.
The agency’s previous guidance was to quarantine it for 14 days, but now it proposes two alternatives.
The first is to end the quarantine after 10 days if they show no symptoms, Walke said. The second option is to end the quarantine after seven days if a person shows a negative result and also does not report symptoms.