According to a report by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on November 3, as the number of new coronavirus diagnoses in the United States will reach an astonishing 100,000 daily, hospitals in Utah and other states are overwhelmed by the large number of cases. According to the hospital, “rationed medical services” may be implemented soon.
In Wisconsin, the number of confirmed Coronavirus accounts for 30% of the total number of medical staff, and retired medical workers are required to return to the front line. For nurses and doctors in the intensive care unit of a hospital in South Dakota, all the data is for patients with Coronavirus infections, and the state’s single-day death toll has risen by 52%.
US media Vox reported that Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force, issued a severe warning in a memo. She said that the US pandemic is entering the “most worrying and deadliest” stage, and more active response measures are needed.
Burks wrote in the report that in nearly 30% of the counties in the United States, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is increasing rapidly. Now is the period when the largest number of “outbreak counties” has occurred since the outbreak. The memo also warned that there may be more than 100,000 new cases of Coronavirus in the United States in a few days.
The report said that at the same time that Burks issued the warning, the number of infections in some states reached record levels, and hospitals were on the verge of collapse. This was the situation in some parts of the United States at the beginning of the outbreak. Last Friday, there were more than 99,000 new cases in a single day in the United States, breaking the previous record. More than 48,000 Americans have been hospitalized because of the Coronavirus.
The death toll statistics usually lag behind the number of newly confirmed cases and hospitalizations, but this number is also rising. According to Coronavirus tracking project, the average number of deaths reported per day is about 800. Experts say that as winter approaches, more and more people gather indoors, and the pandemic will get worse.
According to the report, although US states have been playing a role in managing the public health crisis, these measures are more difficult to implement because President Trump falsely claimed that the pandemic has basically ended.
Trump once said: “After November 4, you will not hear (news) of Coronavirus.” But on the contrary, the recent peak of the pandemic may be the most destructive so far.