More than 68,000 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the United States on Friday, the highest number in a single day since July, which is further confirmation that the country is in the midst of a resurgence of coronavirus.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project, the last time the United States saw nearly 68,000 new cases in one day was on July 31
Cases dipped from August to mid-September. But public health experts have long feared an increase in cases as the weather begins to cool down, leading people indoors where the virus is more likely to spread. Cases are increasing in a majority of states, especially in the North Midwest, including Dakota, Montana and Wisconsin – where Donald Trump was to hold a demonstration Saturday night.
This week, the United States has an average of 55,000 new cases a day, an increase of 60% compared to mid-September.
“You can’t go into the cool months of autumn and the cold months of winter with a baseline infection baseline,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading American expert on infectious diseases, on Friday, while discussing the difficulties the virus will present in the coming weeks.
Fauci has repeatedly said that the United States is still in its first wave of coronavirus, pointing out that case numbers have not been dipped to a low enough point to constitute an end to the first phase. On Friday, the United States hit a global record of total cases, 8 million since March, with a death toll of around 220,000.
Public officials support an increase in admissions. On Friday, the hospitalization rate was 37,336, according to the Covid Tracking Project, the highest since August 28. Officials in Utah, Missouri and Indiana have indicated that some hospitals are beginning to become overwhelmed. The governors of New Mexico and Kentucky said they would tighten the Covid-19 guidelines.
New cases reached 4,100 in Wisconsin on Friday, a record high daily. The state has set up overflowing hospitals, and the National Guard is manning additional test sites.
Joe Biden currently leads Donald Trump by about seven points in Wisconsin, which is generally considered a battlefield state. On Saturday, Trump was to hold a meeting in Janesville, about 175 miles away from La Crosse, Minnesota, his intended location, until local officials called on the president to move the demonstration amid a wave of cases.
Biden issued a statement on Trump’s plans.
“Wisconsin is in one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country,” he said. “President Trump is deliberately considering the severity of the virus. On almost every turn, he has panicked and tried to wish it away rather than do the hard work to get it under control. ”