The US has recorded its worst day on record for daily coronavirus cases as new infections topped 38,000 in a single day Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation is headed for a second wave of the deadly outbreak.
A staggering 38,115 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, according to The COVID Tracking Project, marking the highest number of daily cases since the killer virus first touched down on US soil.
A tally by Johns Hopkins had the daily new positive cases at 34,700.
The total reported by the COVID Tracking Project dwarfs the previous record of more than 36,000 on April 25 when the nation was thought to be at the peak of the pandemic.
More than 120,000 Americans have now been killed by the virus, with the death toll reaching 121,979 and 카지노사이트 – 카지노사이트쿠폰 – 카지노사이트추천 – 카지노사이트총판 confirmed cases standing at 2,381,538 as of midnight Wednesday, according to the John Hopkins tally.
States that rushed to ease their lockdowns and return to business as usual are seeing record highs in cases and hospitalizations this week and a new model is warning that the US death toll could top 180,000 by October.
The three most populous states of California, Texas and Florida each set new records for the number of new daily infections, all topping more than 5,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
The US has recorded its worst day on record for daily coronavirus cases as new infections top 38,000 in a single day Wednesday, according to The COVID Tracking Project
The resurgence in cases is threatening to wipe out two months of progress made in the US as a mounting outbreak sweeps across the South and West.
While infections have been declining steadily in early hot spots such as New York and New Jersey, several states set single-day records this week, including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma.
Seven states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are also recording their highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic first started ravaging the nation.
California announced a shocking 7,149 new infections Wednesday for its latest daily tally Tuesday, taking the state total to 190,222 cases.
A concerning 4,095 residents are currently hospitalized with the virus, after hospitalizations skyrocketed 29 percent over the past two weeks.
More than 30 percent of the state’s available intensive care beds are now filled by COVID-19 patients.
Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom said he would withhold pandemic-related funding from local governments that brush off state requirements on masks and other anti-virus measures in response to the soaring numbers.
Florida’s single-day count surged to 5,506 Wednesday, a 25 percent jump from the record set last week.
In Texas, which was one of the first states to start reopening back in April, hospitalizations have doubled and new cases have tripled in two weeks
Oklahoma too reported a record day on Wednesday, with 482 daily cases taking the state total to 11,510.
This marked the third time in the past week the state reported record one-day increases, including the previous high of 478 new cases on Sunday and 450 on Thursday.
It comes after President Trump plowed ahead with his campaign rally in Tulsa – where attendees were not required to wear masks or social distance – despite repeated warnings from local health officials.
In Texas, which was one of the first states to start reopening back in April, hospitalizations have doubled and new cases have tripled in the last two weeks alone.
Governor Greg Abbott told KFDA-TV the state is facing a ‘massive outbreak’ and might need new local restrictions to preserve hospital space.
The Houston area’s intensive care units are nearly full, and two public hospitals are running at capacity, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Houston Methodist’s Boom said Texans need to ‘behave perfectly and work together perfectly’ to slow the infection rate.
‘When I look at a restaurant or a business where people…
are not following the guidelines, where people are just throwing caution to the wind, it makes me angry,’ he said.
The Texas governor has been forced to backpedal somewhat on his more relaxed approach to the virus.
California announced a shocking 7,149 new infections for its latest daily tally Tuesday
Another 52 Californians died while 4,095 residents are currently hospitalized with the virus – of which 1,268 are in ICU
Oklahoma health officials on Wednesday reported a record one-day spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, with 482 positive tests reported in a 24-hour period
He initially barred local officials from fining or penalizing anyone for not wearing a mask as the state reopened.
But after cases began spiking, Abbott said last week that cities and counties could allow businesses to require masks.
Some business owners have slammed the Republican governor saying it is too little too late as the outbreak has also spread across Texas.
‘I can’t risk my staff, my clientele, myself, my family and everybody else in that chain just because other people are too inconvenienced to wear a piece of cloth on their face,’ said Michael Neff, an owner of the Cottonmouth Club in Houston.
Tech giant Apple made the decision to shut down its retail stores in Houston Wednesday.
Alabama hospitals are also buckling under the weight of the pandemic, with just 17 percent of intensive-care beds available Wednesday – including just one in Montgomery, said Dr.
Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Hospital Association.
‘There is nothing that I’m seeing that makes me think we are getting ahead of this,’ he said.
Over in Arizona, emergency rooms are seeing about 1,200 suspected COVID-19 patients a day, compared with around 500 a month ago.
If the trends continue, hospitals will probably exceed capacity within the next several weeks, said Dr.
Joseph Gerald, a University of Arizona public health policy professor.
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Peter Hotez, an infectious-disease expert at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, said he worries that states will squander what time they have to head off a much larger crisis.
‘We’re still talking about subtlety, still arguing whether or not we should wear masks, and still not understanding that a vaccine is not going to rescue us,’ he said.
In a reversal of events, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut all announced Wednesday that anyone coming from states that are still seeing high coronavirus numbers will have to quarantine for 14 days.
The quarantine applies to any state with infection rate of 10 infections per 100,000 people on a seven day rolling average or 10 percent of the total population testing positive.
With cases surging to record highs, experts revised the leading coronavirus model and 카지노사이트 – 카지노사이트쿠폰 – 카지노사이트추천 – 카지노사이트총판 predicted the US death toll will reach nearly 180,000 by October 1.
The modeling released on Wednesday by University of Washington researchers forecasts 179,106 deaths (with a range of 159,497 to 213,715) by October 1
The modeling released on Wednesday by University of Washington researchers forecasts 179,106 will be killed (with a range of 159,497 to 213,715).
But the school’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates the numbers would drop to 146,047 (with a range of 140,849 to 153,438) if most of the population wears face masks.
By August 1, 5,000 lives could be saved, September 1, 17,000 lives saved and October 1 a total of 33,000 lives spared with majority use of the nose and mouth coverings.
‘People need to know that wearing masks can reduce transmission of the virus by as much as 50%, and those who refuse are putting their lives, their families, their friends, and their communities at risk,’ IHME Director Dr.
Christopher Murray said in a statement on Wednesday.
He added that even as states open up, the US is still ‘grappling with a large epidemic on a course to increase beginning in late August and intensifying in September’.
Worldwide, over 9.4 million people have been confirmed infected, and nearly 500,000 have died, by Johns Hopkins’ count.
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