On the first day of the New Year, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 20 million.
In response to the development of the epidemic in the United States, an American expert said in an interview with the media on the 2nd that the first month of the New Year may be one of the deadlier months of the epidemic in the United States.
Recently, the core indicators of confirmed cases, deaths and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in the United States have been rising.
Last month, the number of new COVID-19 deaths in the United States reached 76,580, the highest number of new deaths in a single month since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Meanwhile, three states in the United States have reported cases of mutant COVID-19 infection, the same virus as the mutant virus previously found in the United Kingdom. Several American experts have said that the epidemic situation in the United States is worrying.
After the holiday, the number of confirmed cases and deaths may increase significantly, and the worse situation is still ahead.
Amesh Adalja, Senior Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Health Security Center: I am very worried that we know that cases are still soaring and will continue to increase later, and the number of hospitalizations is constantly reaching new highs.
Indeed, I think January will be one of the deadlier months.
According to the latest epidemic model forecast released by the Institute of Health Statistics Assessment of the University of Washington in the United States, there may be about 115,000 new deaths in the United States in the next month.
According to the latest forecast data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States may reach 383,000 to 424,000 by the 23rd of this month.