As COVID-19 rises again in the US, only two states report a decline in numbers over last week. Reports add that more people are getting sent to the hospital for COVID-19 as well.
State COVID-19 Numbers
CNN reports that COVID-19 cases in the US are trending upward. For example, in Wisconsin, a record 141 new cases emerged Wednesday. These cases appeared after the state set records for cases and deaths. In response, Gov. Tony Evers said they would open a field hospital to cater to new patients.
In Utah, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted that COVID-19 is now straining their hospital capacity. The state is also seeing more deaths. Hospitalization rates in these states are also rising: Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
National COVID-19 Numbers
Data from Johns Hopkins University say that the US sees an average of 44,000 new COVID-19 cases every day. If the US wants to manage the spread before fall and winter, experts say the country has to reduce cases ASAP.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the more cases appear, the more people will die. Moreover, cases continue to surge in at least 25 states across the Midwest and Northeast. The small bright spot is that Alabama and Hawaii have reduced their numbers.
As of now, more than 211,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Models predict that another 150,000 Americans could die by the end of December.
The World Health Organization urges every sick person to stay at home as much as possible. All countries need to start contact tracing. Moreover, they should also improve contact tracing to isolate all potential patients. This way, governments don’t need strict lockdowns.