TThe United States reported that nearly 1,500 people died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, the largest number of deaths to date in a single day.
Health officials confirmed on Thursday that approx. 1,499 people died due to COVID-19 Wednesday, the highest total single day in one day since July 28, when approx. 2,220 deaths. Wednesday’s death toll reflects the continued toll of cases of hikes in Sun Belt states earlier this summer.
“The deaths we see today are the result of infections from four to eight weeks ago,”
Over half of the deaths reported Wednesday were spread across the five states that saw the most dramatic case peaks in June and July, including Texas and Florida. While the number of new cases has stabilized, daily deaths remain high, with approx. 1,000 new deaths reported every day for two weeks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Supreme Government Expert on Infectious Diseases, warned Thursday, when several states may be heading for a wave of coronavirus. He noted that while Southern states and California began to see a decline in cases, other states may be going in the wrong direction.
“This is the thing that worries me is that we’re starting to see the lead of upticks in the percentage of tests that are positive … We know now, from past sad experience, it’s a prediction that you will have more increases, ”Fauci said during a conversation Thursday with national geography.
States that appear to have an increase in their positivity are Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, according to the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also said Thursday that the fall could be the “worst” from a public health perspective if people do not follow the coronavirus guidelines.
“I think it just depends on how the American people choose to react,” Redfield said in an interview with WebMD. He urged people to social distance, wash their hands, wear a mask and be wise about crowds.
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has surpassed 5.2 million, and about 167,000 people have died.
Joe Biden he said supports a blanket national mask mandate Thursday, rejecting claims that it would violate people’s individual freedoms. He urged any governor to impose mandatory mask mandates every time residents were outside their homes “for the next three months as a minimum.”
“It’s not about your rights. It’s about your responsibilities as an American,” Biden said.
He added that wearing a mask in addition to saving thousands of lives is a patriotic civic duty that repeats President Trump’s recent rhetoric.
Trump slammed Biden’s remarks Thursday, saying he “does not know too much” and “rejects this scientific approach.”
“We will continue to encourage Americans to wear masks… but we are not [about] to bring the federal government’s full emphasis on law-abiding Americans to achieve this goal, ”Trump said. “The governor wants to do the right thing, to make the smart decisions, and Joe does not.”
New Unemployment Claims in the United States fell to 963,000 last week, the first time in 20 weeks that the number has fallen below 1 million. The total number of people claiming unemployment benefits in all programs in the week ending July 25 was 28.3 million, a decrease of over 3 million from the previous week.
Over 1 in 4 young adults from 18 to 24 years old contemplated suicide during the coronavirus pandemic according to news data from the CDC. Over 5,400 adults were surveyed at the end of June, as almost 11% of them reported having experienced suicidal thoughts within the 30 days prior to conducting the survey. In addition to 25.5% of the young adults who reported suicidal thoughts, 31% of the unpaid caregivers caring for sick and elderly loved ones reported that they had considered suicide due to stress from the pandemic.
Lecture on a new round of coronavirus help the earth is stopped Thursday, when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would sink for the remainder of the summer district term. McConnell had kept the chamber in session in a final ditch effort to pass another piece of legislation that would fund schools and unemployed wages as well as testing and treating COVID-19.
“The Senate should spend this week completing another bipartisan rescue package for the American people,” McConnell said Thursday. “Unfortunately, the Democrats have continued to close down working families. They are increasingly rejecting relief for anyone unless they are going to call down a wish list of claims with no real relationship to COVID-19. ”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Democrats would reduce their proposal by $ 1 trillion if the GOP raises theirs to $ 2 trillion. She said unless negotiators in the White House would accept the starting point of $ 2 trillion, Democrats would not meet for negotiations. Pelosi and minority leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, have repeatedly made the offer to the Trump negotiator, they said.