November 28th, Summary: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has exceeded 100,000 for 20 consecutive days.
According to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 28th, more than 176,000 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in the United States on the 27th. This is the 20th consecutive day in which the number of new confirmed cases in the United States exceeded 100,000.
According to the statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, from November 9 to 27, 1 million new confirmed cases were added in the United States every six days. As of the evening of the 28th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States had exceeded 13.23 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 266,000, ranking first in the world in both cases. .
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the number of new confirmed cases reported in the United States in November exceeded 4 million, accounting for about 30% of the country’s cumulative number of confirmed cases. Some public health experts in the United States believe that due to insufficient detection in the early stage of the epidemic and statistical methods, the number of confirmed cases reported in the United States is likely to be much lower than the actual situation.
“We were worried a few weeks ago that new cases could exceed 100,000 in a single day, and now the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States is close to 100,000,” Eric Topol, a geneticist at the Scripps Institute, tweeted on social media on the 27th.
“Not only are hospital beds in a hurry, but there are also a serious shortage of doctors, nurses, etc.,” Topol said. If the United States had a unified response to the epidemic, covering Thanksgiving travel, mask orders, restarting the economy, etc., instead of a highly politicized response, the result would be completely different.”
The United States is on Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the rampant epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts have called on people not to travel this Thanksgiving holiday to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus. Postponing travel plans, staying home and celebrating with people during Thanksgiving this year are the best ways to protect yourself and others, the new guidance released by the CDC says. However, there are still a large number of people who insist on traveling despite the advice of experts. Some experts worry that there may be another surge of cases after Thanksgiving.
Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University in the United States, believes that Thanksgiving is likely to be the source of “super-spreading events”. Travelers leave from airports to travel to all parts of the country. Some may be carrying the novel coronavirus, but they are not aware of it themselves.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that by December 19, the cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in the United States may reach 294,000 to 321,000.