Things are going in the wrong direction with the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in the United States, where a record number of new infections were identified during the past 24 hours, and a record number of Corona patients in hospitals on Tuesday. Anthony Fauci, the leading US immunologist responsible for the Coronavirus, warns of the situation getting worse.
The United States, where many of the gloomy Corona records were killed in recent weeks, recorded 19,061 new cases of the highly contagious lung virus during the past 24 hours, as it was announced Tuesday evening (local time). Of all the countries, the United States has been the hardest hit by the Corona epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 10.2 million people have been infected in the United States, and the Coronavirus has already killed nearly 240,000 people.
The New York Times also reported Tuesday that there is also a current record number of 61,964 people infected with Covid-19 in US hospitals. This equates to the previous record for patients admitted on April 15th. Then there were 59,940. In July, it also walked in this direction, but the total number of hospitalizations did not exceed 59,718.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief infectious disease expert advising the US government, has warned that the US pandemic could get “much worse” if all Americans do not comply. Fauci told CNN that the country should ramp up its efforts on public health measures, including wearing face masks and staying a distance. Although Fauci described news of positive Pfizer vaccine test results “very encouraging”, he stressed that the news is no excuse for not keeping a distance.
The increase in the number of new infections is mainly occurring in Minnesota, Illinois and other northern states. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has warned residents of his city that the second wave of infections in the city is “dangerously close”. Health experts are concerned that the virus is spreading faster because cold weather means people spend more time indoors, as the virus may be easier to catch than outside.