Washington, November 21 According to the latest statistics on the coronavirus epidemic released by Johns Hopkins University on the 21st, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 12 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 255,000. It took only six days for the United States to increase by 1 million cases of COVID-19 from 11 million on November 15, and only six days from 10 million to 11 million.
Recently, the growth rate of millions of confirmed cases in the United States has been maintained at a high level. Since September 25, the cumulative number of more than 7 million cases has been reduced from 21, 14 and 10 days to 6 days for every 1 million additional cases. At present, the United States is still the country with the worst COVID-19 epidemic in the world, with the largest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world, with more than one-fifth of confirmed cases worldwide.
Several other epidemic indicators in the United States have also set new records in a row. According to the data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 21st, the United States reported 19,2673 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,885 new deaths on the 20th, and the number of new confirmed cases in a single day set a new record for the number of new confirmed cases in a country worldwide. This is the 13th consecutive day in the United States that more than 100,000 new confirmed cases in a single day.
As of the 21st, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days has increased by nearly 165,000, the highest since the outbreak of the epidemic. The average number of deaths in the past seven days has also continued to rise, and now exceeds 1,400, the highest since mid-May.
Recently, the number of hospitalized cases in the United States has also surged, and many health systems are under unprecedented pressure. According to the latest data released by the Atlantic Monthly’s tracking project on the epidemic in the United States, there are currently more than 83,000 coronavirus hospitalizations in the United States, the highest number since the outbreak.
According to project data, nursing homes, assisted living institutions and other long-term care institutions in the United States have become the “hardest hit areas” of the recent epidemic. In the week ending November 12, state long-term care facilities reported nearly 30,000 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 17% from the previous week, the highest since the project began to count this data at the end of May. According to the project, although this increase is alarming, the actual data may be higher due to statistical methods, etc.
Although the U.S. coronavirus epidemic indicators have been setting new records recently, the project said that there is no sign that these indicators have reached a “peak”.
Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force, said in an interview with the media on the 20th that the current rise in confirmed cases in the United States is significantly different from before, faster and broader than before.
However, in the face of the deteriorating epidemic situation, the U.S. government did not introduce strong new measures for epidemic prevention in time.
With the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday, the pressure of epidemic prevention has soared. In a new guide on how to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on people not to travel during the holiday to reduce the risk of infection and transmission of the novel coronavirus, and to comply with epidemic prevention measures such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and social distancing.
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