Unstoppable coronavirus in the US: 1 million cases in 10 days, and 136 thousand infected in 24 hours

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The outbreak this time is not limited to one or two states, but affects almost the entire country. The dead per day climb to more than 900.

United States registered more than 1 million of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the first 10 days of November, and detecting more than 100,000 infections each day has become in a standard during a rally that shows no sign of easing.

The threshold of 100,000 infections per day gives way quickly. This Wednesday, 136,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported, sources from Johns Hopkins University reported today.

A total of 10,257,825 people in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 239,683 of them have died, según Johns Hopkins

The 1 million new infections come as governors across the country make increasingly desperate calls to the public to take more seriously fighting the virus. The Wisconsin governor planned the unusual move of giving a live speech to the state calling for unity and cooperation in the fight against the disease.

The Governor of Minnesota ordered the closure of bars and restaurants at 10 p.m., and the head of government in Iowa said that the use of masks is mandatory in concentrations of at least 25 people indoors, leaning toward stricter restrictions after months of abstaining to implement measures.

The alarming wave of cases across the country looks larger and more widespread than the spring outbreaks in the Northeast and the summer outbreaks in the Sun Belt states. But experts say there is also reason to believe that the country is better prepared to face the virus this time.

“We’re definitely better off,” when it comes to better medical tools and knowledge, said William Hanage, an infectious disease researcher at Harvard University.

Several states reported records Tuesday, including more than 12,000 new infections in Illinois, 7,000 in Wisconsin and 6,500 in Ohio.

Deaths _ a lagging indicator because it takes time for people to get sick and die _ they are on the rise again, with an average of more than 930 a day.

Hospitals are on the brink of collapse. Unlike previous shoots, this time is not confined to one or two regions: Infections are on the rise in 49 states.

“The virus is spreading in a virtually uncontrolled way in the vast majority of the country,” said Dr. Wiliam Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University.

Although the death toll is well below its peak of 2,200 a day in April, some researchers estimate that the national total will reach 400,000 by February 1, a marked increase from 240,000 today.

But there is also some good news.

Doctors now have a better understanding of the care of severe cases, which means higher percentages of patients who enter intensive care wards with COVID-19 and leave alive. Patients benefit from new treatments like remdesivir, the steroid dexamethasone, and an antigen that got approval for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

In addition, there is a greater availability of diagnostic tests.

AP and ANSA

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