Washington, November 23 The cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 12.4 million on the 23rd local time, with more than 257,000 deaths.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 21:00 on the 23rd, more than 12.404 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 257,560 people had died. Among them, 1.159 million people have been diagnosed in Texas, 1.12 million have been diagnosed in California, 944,000 have been confirmed in Florida, 664,000 have been confirmed in Illinois, and 602,000 have been confirmed in New York.
On November 21st, local time, citizens of San Francisco, California, wear masks to travel. The latest statistics on the coronavirus epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the same day show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States exceeds 12 million. Photo by Liu Guanguan, reporter of China News Service
In recent days, the number of new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, etc. have continued to be high in various indicators of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States. In the past seven days, the average number of new cases reached 167,568, and the average daily death toll reached 1,470. As of the 22nd, more than 83,870 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized, setting another record since the outbreak. The surge in hospitalizations has also led to hospital bed tensions in many states.
Colorado Governor Polis issued an executive order on the 23rd, requiring all hospitals to transfer non-coronavirus patients and no longer accept non-coronavirus patients in response to the surge in hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
Washington State has also introduced a policy requiring the postponement of some heart and cancer-related surgery to allow beds for coronavirus patients.
On November 9th, local time, people dressed in cartoon images in Times Square, New York City, wearing masks. Photo by Liao Pan, reporter of China News Service
New York Governor Cuomo said on the same day that he would reopen the emergency hospital on Staten Island in response to the surge in the number of patients there. Cuomo also said that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New York State has increased by 122% in the past three weeks to 2,724.
Nevada, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities also introduced new policies on the same day to continue to tighten epidemic prevention measures. Nevada Governor Sisolak, who recently contracted the novel coronavirus, announced on the same day that he would further limit the number of casinos, restaurants and bars, saying that the current epidemic is seriously threatening the medical system and medical staff and must take action.
Washington Mayor Bowser announced on the same day that the number of outdoor parties would be reduced to a maximum of 25 people, and that indoor gatherings would be limited to 10. Zoos, museums and more in Washington began to “close” again that day.
With Thanksgiving approaching on November 26, the number of travelers in the United States has increased significantly. According to the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration, the total number of passengers carried by the U.S. aviation industry from the 20th to the 22nd exceeded 3 million, the highest since March.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that these people who choose to travel by air will make the already grim epidemic situation worse. Fauci has advised people not to travel or gather this Thanksgiving on many occasions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also issued guidelines last week, calling on Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving this year, and that gatherings are limited to family members.
According to a frequently quoted University of Washington model by the White House, 470,000 people will die of COVID-19 in the United States by March 2021.