October 26, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic continues to pound the US as document variety of circumstances are reported from across the nation.
The 7-day common of latest circumstances within the U.S. topped 68,000 on Sunday. That’s greater than 1,000 circumstances greater than the earlier document reported July 22.
Friday and Saturday set information for single-day circumstances with greater than 83,000 reported over the 48-hour interval, in line with the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
Lastly, six states — Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio and Oklahoma — introduced their highest numbers on Saturday, each in main cities and rural areas. The counties that embody Anchorage, Chicago, El Paso, Minneapolis and Oklahoma Metropolis set information Saturday as nicely.
One epidemiologist predicts case counts will hold going up.
“We simply will hit six-figure numbers by way of the variety of circumstances,” Michael Osterholm, PhD, director of the Heart for Infectious Illness Analysis and Coverage on the College of Minnesota, instructed CNN. “And the deaths are going to go up precipitously within the subsequent 3 to 4 weeks, following normally new circumstances by about 2 to three weeks.”
For the reason that pandemic started, nearly 8.63 million coronavirus circumstances have been reported in the US, with practically 225,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Johns Hopkins says.
“That is exploding everywhere in the nation,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear instructed The New York Times. The state is amongst 17 that reported document numbers of circumstances in the course of the previous week.
Chicago placed new restrictions on bars and non-essential companies on Friday, imposing a ten p.m. to six a.m. curfew. New Mexico additionally began new restrictions on Friday, together with “hotspot” companies reminiscent of bars and eating places. Retail retailers, grocery shops and places that serve alcohol are required to shut by 10 p.m.
“Over the following week, two weeks, three weeks, please be extraordinarily conservative in deciding how a lot time to spend outdoors of the house,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stated in a statement in regards to the new restrictions.
“The go to to pals can wait — it’s not value your life, or theirs,” she stated. “The go to to household can wait — it’s not value your life, or theirs.”