As the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States continues to worsen, the epidemic on American university campuses has also been increasing since students returned to school in the fall.
The US “New York Times” survey of more than 1,700 universities across the United States showed that as of the 22nd local time, there have been more than 214,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on campus in the United States, and at least 75 deaths.
As can be seen from this picture, the university campuses in the central and eastern parts of the United States are particularly severely affected; the darker the outbreak site, the greater the number of confirmed cases. The darkest purple color represents more than 1,000 confirmed cases.
Investigations show that at least 50 universities have reported more than 1,000 cases, and at least 375 universities have reported more than 100 cases. According to statistics, there have been 207,000 confirmed cases on American university campuses since the end of July, of which more than 35,000 cases were confirmed in October.
The number of confirmed cases on U.S. university campuses is still underestimated
The New York Times stated that due to some universities’ refusal to provide or update epidemic data, the number of confirmed cases on American university campuses is underestimated, and the lack of a national epidemic tracking system has also made statistics difficult.
Health officials: Measures should be taken to reduce student gatherings
According to reports, although some universities have moved most of their courses from offline to online, some schools are still open. Local health officials in Michigan stated that it is necessary to take measures to reduce student gatherings in order to reverse the deteriorating epidemic on college campuses.