According to the global real-time statistics system of COVID-19 data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6 p.m. Eastern Time on November 26, a total of 1,286,585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 263,218 deaths have been reported in the United States. In the past 24 hours, 119,982 new cases have been confirmed and 1,344 new deaths have been reported in the United States.
CNN reported that as of the 25th, there were more than 89,900 hospitalizations for the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, setting a record number of hospitalizations for the 16th consecutive day. The average number of new cases per day for the past week ended the 25th was 175,809, twice as much as the previous peak at the end of July. Many medical centers warn that they are overwhelmed.
The United States enters the Thanksgiving holiday. The CDC advised people not to travel on vacation last week. A poll shows that many people have changed their travel plans, but many people still do not change their plans. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on the 26th that more than 1.07 million people passed the airport security gates in the United States on the 25th alone, the highest in a single day since March.
According to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, 5.9 million people have passed through airport security checkpoints since the CDC made a recommendation not to travel last week. Meghan Laney, a Brown University emergency physician, warned that Thanksgiving will affect the direction of the epidemic in the United States and that infections will continue to appear for the next three weeks.
The U.S. Centers for Diseases and Prevention researchers published an article in the American Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases on the 25th that they estimated that as many as 52.9 million people may be infected in the United States from February to September, compared with about 6.9 million confirmed cases reported during the same period. CNN reported that the new model study showed that only about one-eighth of the cases of COVID-19 infection in the United States had been identified and reported by the end of September.