November 17 According to Reuters, as of Monday (16th), more than 70,000 people in the United States have been hospitalized for being infected with Coronavirus, which has reached a record high.
With the surge in patients with Coronavirus pandemic across the United States, Philadelphia will completely ban indoor gatherings, and New Jersey will strictly limit the scale of gatherings. US regional officials hope to use this measure to try their best to ease the burden on hospitals.
Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States. The city’s health commissioner Thomas Farley said at a press conference held on the 16th that Philadelphia strongly urged residents to isolate themselves at home and “forbid any indoor gatherings of any size in any public or private places”.
Farley said that if the number of Coronavirus cases continues to increase as it is currently, the hospital will soon be overwhelmed. In the next six weeks, more than 1,000 people will die in Philadelphia. “We must prevent the virus from transferring from one family to another.”
On the same day, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that up to 10 people are allowed to gather indoors in the state. From November 23, the number of outdoor gatherings will also drop from 500 to 150. A U.S. official said when talking about the current pandemic: “The situation is getting worse and worse, and it will get worse.”
According to Reuters statistics, as of the 16th, more than 70,000 patients with Coronavirus pandemic have been hospitalized in the United States, reaching a record high. Only one week after the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States reached 10 million, there were more than 11 million cases. This growth rate is also a record. All states in the United States have restarted pandemic prevention measures.
California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in most residential areas and increased the capacity of the hospital system because the state’s Coronavirus cases have doubled in the past ten days.
The head of the St. Louis Infectious Disease Working Group pointed out that the hospitals in Missouri are likely to be full within two weeks due to the continuous increase in confirmed cases. New Mexico Governor Michel Luan Grisham issued instructions to quarantine residents of the state at home for two weeks from the 16th. She wrote on Twitter: “We are facing a life-and-death situation and have to take action.