Johns Hopkins University showed that the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus pandemic in the United States exceeded 11 million. And only a week ago, the agency just reported more than 10 million cases on November 9.
The media pointed out that the United States has added 1 million confirmed cases in just one week, which is unprecedented since the outbreak.
At the same time, many states in the United States have once again strengthened preventive measures and even re-issued home isolation orders. Retail places such as supermarkets have also begun to face a new round of material shortages and have begun to restrict the purchase of daily necessities.
△ “Market Watch” reported that the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus pandemic in the United States exceeded 11 million, and only a week ago, the data just exceeded 10 million
One million increase in seven days, one in every 323 people is diagnosed
The media is generally concerned that the United States has increased the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus by 1 million in the past week, and the spread of the pandemic has exceeded the peak period in April, reaching an unprecedented rate. As of now, more than 246,000 people have died of Coronavirus pandemic in the United States. In the past week, more than 1,000 deaths were reported every day, and the total confirmed population has exceeded 11 million, accounting for 20% of all reported cases in the world. The US population accounts for only 4% of the world’s population.
The US “Times” pointed out that a total of 1017,000 confirmed cases increased in the past week, indicating that “last week, almost one in every 323 people in the United States tested positive for Coronavirus.”
△The Times pointed out that almost one in 323 people in the U.S. tested positive for the new Coronavirus last week
The pandemic situation in 48 states is increasing, and the country’s new increase in a single day exceeds 180,000
In addition to the increase in the total number, the number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day has also increased at an alarming rate in the past week, and reached 181,000 in a single day on November 13, breaking the single-day increase of 100,000, 120,000, 140,000 and 150,000 consecutive records.
If the average number of seven-day growth is taken as the observation point, as of now, the latest seven-day average number of confirmed cases is increasing at a rate of 145,000. The spread of Coronavirus in 48 states is on the rise, and the number of confirmed cases in 29 states has increased in the last week. Broke the record.
In addition, the current average daily increase of deaths in the United States has exceeded 1,120, which is a 38% increase from the average two weeks ago.
The home quarantine order is issued again, and people’s lives continue to be restricted
On November 16, the home isolation order took effect again in New Mexico. The order was last issued by Governor Michel Luan Gleason on November 13th, requiring people to stay at home for the next two weeks. On the same day, Oregon, Virginia, and Michigan also all have new restrictions in force.
Oregon has asked parts of the state to lock down for two weeks, re-close gyms, stop dining in restaurants, and require that the number of social gatherings should not exceed six people.
Virginia has begun to implement more stringent law enforcement measures, and the scope of law enforcement has been extended to necessary industries such as supermarkets and laundry rooms that have not been involved before. The new rules increase the fines to 2500 U.S. dollars, reduce the number of indoor and outdoor gatherings from 250 to 25, and tighten the age group for children who do not wear masks.
From November 18th, Michigan will also completely stop offline teaching in high schools and universities, ban indoor dining, and stop all sports events.
△The “Washington Post” pointed out that Virginia has begun to implement more stringent law enforcement measures, and the scope of law enforcement has expanded to industries such as supermarkets and laundry rooms that have not been involved before.
To prevent panic buying, toilet paper and soap are again restricted
At present, some businesses also predict based on the pandemic that consumers will reappear in large-scale purchases due to the pandemic.
In fact, some customers have begun to buy paper products and cleaning products in large quantities.
Industry insiders predict that cleaning wipes will still be scarce before 2021, and sales of bleach, masks, and immunity-enhancing products will also increase again.
△ “The Wall Street Journal” reported that merchants expect consumers to “buy on a large scale” due to the pandemic again.
Fearing that there will be a shortage of goods again, many large supermarket chains in the United States have restored their purchase restrictions on items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer since the spring, in response to possible “panic purchases”.
Kroger & Co., the largest grocery chain in the United States, and Mass Supermarket, which has more than 1,200 chain stores in the southeast, have recently reinstated restrictions on hand-made paper and kitchen paper. Kroger also restored restrictions on hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
Giant, a supermarket chain operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, has also re-limited the purchase of toilet paper and tissues. Wegman supermarket chains have placed purchase restrictions on paper towels, household cleaners, and disinfectant wipes.
△CNBC pointed out that, in fact, major supermarkets and retailers in the United States have begun to re-impose purchase restrictions on some commodities to prevent “panic buying”
Retail companies said that since the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, U.S.
manufacturers and retailers have experienced a shortage of canned products, staple food products, and household paper products for several months.
Although they have now begun to resume supply, they are still far away. It will take time to fully recover.
As the pandemic continues to worsen and people stay at home more, the demand for basic necessities will continue to grow. At the same time, with holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, more people will go to stores to buy ingredients and gifts for family gatherings.
Therefore, they decided to impose purchase restrictions on some commodities.
At the same time, consumers also have their own plans. According to statistics from a local technical service company in the United States, nearly 60% of consumers are preparing for a new round of inventory for the upcoming winter, and 27% of respondents Said that if there is a new wave of shopping, they are more worried about the safety of shopping in the store.
In this regard, starting on November 14, local time, Wal-Mart once again restricted the number of visitors to the store, limiting it to no more than 5 customers per 1,000 square feet, that is, 20% of the store’s capacity.
At present, from the White House to the ordinary people, the prosperous cities such as New York, and the sparsely populated areas such as the Midwestern countryside, Coronavirus has invaded all corners of American society.
As Biden said in his national speech a few days ago, the United States is entering a “dark winter.”