US tops one-day record with over 80K coronavirus cases, exceeding previous summer high. The U.S. Topped the one-day record for new COVID-19 cases late Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The new cases record, confirmed as 83,757, could be a product of virus seasonality, pandemic fatigue and the return of schools and universities, said Bob Bednarczyk, assistant professor of global health and epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Ref. USAToday.
Black Hispanic individuals hardest hit by COVID-19. A new study shows the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic groups within the United States, with the most severe outcomes, including death and intensive care, among Hispanic Black individuals. Source 2s.
'There's no way to sugarcoat it': COVID-19 cases surge; one American dies every 107 seconds. The U.S. Set a record this week for new coronavirus cases over a seven-day period with more than 500,000 infections. An American is testing positive every 1.2 seconds. Daily deaths are also climbing - one of us is dying every 107 seconds, according to Johns Hopkins data. Source 5l.
Household spread of COVID-19 is common and quick, a new CDC study finds. The spread of COVID-19 among members in a household after one person is infected is “common” and occurs quickly after illness onset, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The person exposed or suspected of having COVID-19 should be isolated before getting tested and before test results come… Source 2f.
US hits 10 million COVID-19 cases, another dark milestone in its struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. The news comes as all but one state had more cases last week than the week before. But there is some good news: Pfizer announced Monday that early data shows its vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective. Ref. USAToday.
The coronavirus is surging and killing Americans almost as quickly now as it did during the worst week of summer. The daily coronavirus death toll rocketed to almost 1,900 on Wednesday as weeks of rising infection totals are beginning to translate into fatality numbers not seen since May. The U.S. Is on a path to surpass the summer peak; after that, deaths will be measurable only to the spring surge, when for more than a week daily deaths averaged over 2,000. Ref. USAToday.
Additional states imposing new COVID-19 limitations. As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise nationwide, on Tuesday, Nevada and Wyoming will join a lengthy list of states that have imposed some sort of new coronavirus-related order. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, who has practically begged residents to follow the state's mask-wearing and social distancing orders, strengthened the mandate by requiring face coverings during private gatherings indoors and outdoors, and limited businesses to 25% capacity. Ref. USAToday.