Dr. Saulo Castellano labels a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 test site in the Alliant Energy Center complex while the coronavirus disease outbreak persists on October 31, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The United States reported 91,530 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the second highest daily total in the country as millions of voters cast their votes election day.
The 7-day average of daily new cases hit record highs in 21 states on Tuesday. This comes from a CNBC analysis of the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. There are currently nearly 9.4 million reported Covid-19 cases in the U.S. and at least 232,635 deaths, according to Hopkins.
The nation averages around 86,300 new coronavirus cases each day, continuing the trend of record-high daily infections, and further pushing the U.S. pandemic into its third peak before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Compared to previous outbreaks, the coronavirus appears to be spreading widely as scientists in states across the country Now warn you of a difficult, dangerous one Winter on the horizon.
The outbreak is likely to get so bad that the US has seen more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths per day for an “extended period”, according to former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said CNBC on Tuesday.
The average number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has increased by at least 5% in 36 states, according to a CNBC analysis of data from the year Covid tracking projectrun by journalists in the Atlantic.
Many of the states reporting record hospital stays are in the American Midwest and West, including Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming .
Experts warn that hospital stays are a worrying trend as they tend to lag behind growing cases and indicate that more deaths will follow. Nationwide, almost 140,000 more people in the United States could die of Covid-19 by the day of inauguration on January 20. according to forecasts from the Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment at the University of Washington.
“We are likely to see significant spread across the United States in a confluent epidemic for which we are much better prepared. So I don’t think we will see the excessive death we have seen with.” the first wave of this pandemic when it hit New York, “said Gottlieb on”Squawk box. “
Despite the recent surge in cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines over the weekend to make it clear that all voters – including those infected with the coronavirus – have the right to vote and warned them who recommended Public health guidelines to be followed on surveys websites on Tuesday.
However, the coronavirus appeared to be an issue for many voters on election day. More than half of the voters nationwide Curbing the coronavirus is more urgent than rebuilding the economy, according to NBC polls.
Michigan, a major battleground for the presidential election, reports a record average of around 3,631 cases per day and is growing more than 55% from a week ago, according to Hopkins data. Another major state, Pennsylvania, reports a record average of nearly 2,365 cases per day – an increase of more than 22% from last week.