Coming into the fall, the United States has recorded its highest daily rate of COVID-19 cases. The country had not seen a higher rate in nearly two months. With this new surge, only three states have reported lower case numbers compared to last week. 

US COVID-19 Average Numbers

CNN reports that cases went down in Texas, Missouri, and South Carolina. However, cases in 21 states have surged, while a bit over half of the remaining states reported steady numbers. 

Johns Hopkins University also logged 54,506 new cases on Friday. This number marks the highest case count in one day, since the 64,601 cases last August 14. From September 29 to October 3, the US also averaged 46,500 patients a day. This daily average is the highest five-day number since August 14-18.

COVID-19 in the US

Over 7.3 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19. Now, US President Donald Trump has joined them. Now that even the president has the disease, health experts remind people to take the virus seriously. The fall and winter could pose more challenges to the country’s efforts to stop the pandemic

COVID-19 Surge 

COVID-19 is rising again in 21 states, according to CNN. These states are:

  •     Alaska
  •     Connecticut
  •     Delaware
  •     Idaho
  •     Indiana
  •     Kentucky
  •     Maryland
  •     Massachusetts
  •     Montana
  •     Nebraska
  •     Nevada
  •     New Hampshire
  •     New Jersey
  •     New Mexico
  •     New York
  •     Ohio
  •     Pennsylvania
  •     Rhode Island
  •     Vermont
  •     Wisconsin
  •     Wyoming

In Wisconsin, health departments have issued an emergency COVID-19 alert because of the case surge. The spike in COVID-19 numbers has strained their ability to do contact tracing.

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