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Based on the data compiled by John Hopkins University, the U.S. declared more than 57,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and has been the highest daily total since mid-August.
In 33 states, new cases are growing. COVID patients continue to rise in the country’s Great Plains region, with, among other areas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming hitting record highs for average new cases.
In the Great Plains of the world, coronavirus outbreaks were on the increase after they were mainly concentrated first on the East Coast and then in America’s Sun Belt states. North Dakota and South Dakota reported more new cases of COVID-19 per capita earlier this week than other states in the country. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s outbreak showed signs of a severe turn.
On Friday, according to Hopkins numbers, the state’s hospitalizations reached record highs. It’s hard to understand precisely why cases are increasing. Although U.S. learners returning to school has been one contributing factor.
The Centers for Disease Control’s new analysis on the nearly 100,000 cases of coronavirus recorded between August 2 and September 5, about the time college students started their return to school, showed that weekly cases increased by 55 percent nationally among 18-22 years old.
The Northeast and Midwest were the most massive increases. According to news from the New York Times, more than 130,000 cases have now been reported at more than 1,300 American universities.
The change of seasons is another contributing factor. Last month, top U.S. virus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that we should prepare for the autumn and winter to stay put. Doing stuff outside has become an essential piece of coronavirus health advice. As temperatures slip, this gets more complicated.
Instead, cold weather can force people indoors to closer quarters, where the risk of spread is increased, with potentially poor ventilation. Viruses also appear to thrive more quickly in cold temperatures.
More worries now that the epidemic will collide with the influenza season in the United States, which usually starts in October, threatening to overwhelm the health system. Health experts have also cautioned that the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic could be further challenged by the coming flu season.
In treating both patients with influenza and patients with COVID-19, healthcare facilities could be overwhelmed. It means that it’s more necessary than ever to get a flu vaccine between 2020-2021. Several significant benefits, such as flu vaccines, have been shown to minimize the risk of flu disease, hospitalization, and death. However, having a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19.