The number of coronavirus cases in the US has risen to an average of 40,000 per day for more than a week
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has been on the rise for over a week as about half of the states are seeing an increase in infections, but daily mortality rates at the national level continue to decline.
The average number of COVID-19 cases per day on Sunday was just over 40,000.
The cases have shown an average downward trend nationally since July, when about 70,000 infections were reported daily.
The national infection rate started to rise just over a week ago, and nearly half of the states are still seeing a rebound.
However, the number of deaths is on a downward trend across the country with an average of 780 people currently dying per day.
It’s because the total death toll was close to 200,000 Monday.
The average number of COVID-19 cases per day on Sunday was just over 40,000. The cases have shown an average downward trend nationally since July, when about 70,000 infections were reported daily
However, the number of deaths is on a downward trend across the country with an average of 780 people currently dying per day. It’s because the total death toll was close to 200,000 Monday
Currently more than 199,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and more than 6.79 million confirmed cases.
The rise in the number of cases comes after health officials warned there could be rises after Labor Day weekend.
About 24 states have seen an increase in new cases in the past week.
North Dakota, Wisconsin, Utah, Arkansas and Montana have all reported record highs in one day in recent days.
In North Dakota, the number of cases rose with a record 507 infections on Sept. 18 and now a total of more than 17,900.
The number of cases in Montana increased by 292 on Sept. 19, bringing the state’s total to more than 10,200.
Wisconsin still has daily recorded cases with the highest number on September 18, when more than 2,500 were recorded. The state now has more than 107,000 cases in total.
Utah registered a record daily increase of more than 1,000 cases on Sept. 18, bringing the state’s total to nearly 64,000.
Arkansas infections rose 1,600 on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to more than 75,700.
Ahead of Labor Day’s holiday weekend, health officials had warned that any possible increase would likely pave the way for what’s to come in the fall.
While the number of deaths is declining nationally, deaths related to COVID-19 are a lagging indicator and could potentially increase several weeks after new cases.
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts the death toll will rise to more than 378,000 by the end of the year.
The model predicts that more than 114,000 lives could be saved if the majority of Americans were to wear masks, but epidemiologists have already warned that mask wearing is already on the decline across the country.
The mortality rate projected by the IHME model, cited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, would more than triple the current death rate of about 850 per day.
Health officials are still keeping an eye out for possible spikes over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Cases in Missouri have risen to near peak levels. There has been a resurgence in cases in Texas after the hospot state saw a massive drop following the summer wave that partially pushed national trends.
Meanwhile, a Missouri motorcycle festival that drew about 125,000 people over the weekend has raised concerns that the event could become a “ superspreader ” for the coronavirus after photos showed many maskless attendees.
The 14th annual BikeFest Lake of the Ozarks took place from September 16-20.
According to the event’s website, more than 300 bars and restaurants were involved in the festivities.
Last week’s motorcycle festival comes just a month after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in South Dakota.
As the push for a vaccine continues, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their guidelines on Monday, warning that COVID-19 could be spread through airborne particles that could linger in the air and over six feet can travel.
The agency said earlier that the virus mainly spreads from person to person via breath drops when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
The updated guidelines, posted on the agency’s website Friday, also recommended that people use air purifiers to reduce germs indoors to prevent the disease from spreading.