The United States has set a grim record of more than 60,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day – as the total number of positive infections across the country exceeded 3 million.
On Tuesday, just over 60,000 new cases were reported within 24 hours, up from the previous record of 53,600 infections last Thursday.
The number of cases in the United States is now over 3 million, and since the pandemic happened in March, more than 131,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.
The number of national deaths from COVID-19 rose by just over 900 on Tuesday. Despite the daily peak, deaths across the country have declined on average.
However, health officials are warning that mortality rates in some hotspots states, including Texas, Arizona and Florida, are now showing signs of an increase.
Deaths are a lagging indicator because, according to health experts, it takes time for people to get sick and die. Current national mortality rates probably represent cases diagnosed about a month ago.
The United States has set a grim record of more than 60,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day. The number of cases in the United States is now over 3 million, and more than 131,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic broke out in March
Ashish Jha, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, has warned that death rates are now beginning to rise in some hotspot states such as Texas, Florida and Arizona.
“The good news, our mortality rates have continued to decline and have now stabilized,” he told GMA on Wednesday.
“What we miss in this is that we have a story about two countries. We have places like New York where death rates continue to drop. In all hotspot states – Texas, Florida, Arizona – mortality rates are starting to rise just as we were concerned.
“People first got sick, then hospitals started to fill up, now mortality rates in those states are starting to rise. National mortality rates will increase over time. We really need to look at individual states, and I’m really concerned about those hotspots. ‘
The grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases came as more states reported record new infections.
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas broke their previous daily record highs for new cases on Tuesday.
The biggest jumps took place in Texas and California, the two largest U.S. states, with more than 10,000 each.
Health officials have reported an alarming increase in the daily number of cases in about two dozen states in the past two weeks.
About 24 states have also reported a disturbingly high infection rate as a percentage of the diagnostic tests that have been done in the past week.
Texas registered 10,028 new cases, and California reached 10,201 new infections in one day on Tuesday, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the country.
New York and Florida are the only other states to register more than 10,000 new cases in one day.
New York reached that grim total in April when hospitals in New York City were overwhelmed and hundreds of people died every day. Florida surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases last week.
Coronavirus infections are now on the increase in 40 states in the United States. The U.S. has seen a 27 percent increase in new COVID-19 cases in the past week compared to the previous seven days. New cases per day across the country have reached record levels of over 50,000
Texas first rose past 8,000 nationwide hospital admissions during the long holiday weekend – more than fourfold compared to the past month.
On Tuesday, hospital admissions soared past 9,000, and Texas also set a new high for one-day deaths by 60.
Mayors in some of the largest cities in the state and the US – including Austin, San Antonio, and Houston – have warned that hospitals can quickly become flooded with coronavirus patients.
Deaths remain lower in Texas compared to other major states. Texas confirmed on Tuesday that at least 2,715 people have died as a result of COVID-19.
A widely cited death model from the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation on Tuesday predicted that deaths in the US would reach 208,000 by November 1, with the outbreak expected to be relaunched in the fall.
A hoped drop in virus transmission in the summer has never materialized, according to IHME researchers.
“The US has not experienced a real end to the first wave of the pandemic,” said IHME director Dr. Christopher Murray.
“This won’t save us from a second wave in the fall, which will hit particularly hard in states that are currently seeing high levels of contamination.”
TEXAS CASES: Texas registered 10,028 new cases in one day on Tuesday, reaching a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the country.
TEXAS DEATHS: On Tuesday, hospital admissions in Texas rose to over 9,000 and the state also set a new high for single-day deaths by 60
CALIFORNIA: The 10,201 new cases reported Tuesday brought the total number of cases in California since the start of the pandemic to nearly 284.00.
In Arizona, another hot spot, the number of coronavirus tests that returned positive rose to 26 percent for the week ending July 5, leading to two dozen states with a positivity rate of over 5 percent. The World Heath Organization finds a rate of over 5 percent worrying.
The wave has forced authorities to step back to reopening businesses, such as restaurants and bars, after mandatory closings in March and April brought a halt to economic activity and left millions of Americans unemployed.
In Florida, more than four dozen hospitals in 25 of the 67 counties reported that their intensive care units had reached full capacity, according to the State Agency for Health Care Administration.
Only 17 percent of a total of 6,010 adult ICU beds across the state were available on Tuesday, up from 20 percent three days earlier.
President Donald Trump, who has pushed for a reboot of the U.S. economy and urged Americans to return to their normal routine, said on Tuesday that he would rely on state governors to open schools in the fall.
Trump said in the White House that some people wanted to keep schools closed for political reasons.
“No, so we’re going to pressure governors and everyone else to open the schools.”
He also said he disagrees with Dr.’s assessment. Anthony Fauci of the nasty situation the country is facing as the virus continues to spread.
“The current situation is really not good,” said the infectious disease expert Monday. “We are still knee deep in the first wave of COVID-19 infections.”
Trump disagreed, saying, “I think we are in a good place. I do not agree with him. ‘
Dr. Fauci said you shouldn’t wear masks, now he says you should wear them, “he added, adding that the immunologist said” countless things “, which Trump said was bad advice.
A widely cited death model from the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation on Tuesday predicted that deaths in the US would reach 208,000 by November 1, with the outbreak expected to be relaunched in the fall