New study projects up to 500k US Covid-19 deaths by Feb
Oct 25 2020
The spike in cases came less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential election on November 3 and is hitting battleground states such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The possible death toll could drop by 130,000 if 95 percent of Americans covered their faces, IHME said, echoing a recommendation from Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
US Health Secretary Alex Azar attributed the increase in cases nationwide to the behaviour of individuals, saying household gatherings have become a "major vector of disease spread".
On July 16, with more than 77,300 infections and 943 deaths, the country reported the highest daily cases of all time.
The latest estimate from the much-cited Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment at the University of Washington reflects fears that cold winter weather will drive Americans indoors, where the virus is more likely to spread.
One such country is Iran, which is planning new restrictions, including state employees working only once every two days in capital Tehran, after a record surge in coronavirus infections. IL reported 3,784 new cases on Friday as well as 31 additional deaths, bringing the state total to 364,033 cases and 9,418 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The Covid Monitoring Project said that over 41,000 people were hospitalized across the world, the highest level since late August, while the majority of USA states are experiencing a pandemic surge.
916 deaths were reported in the United States on Thursday, a day after the country recorded more than 1,200 new deaths for the first time since August. The country reported another 2,165 people with COVID-19 symptoms on October 23, the highest one-day figure since May when Ankara imposed a series of restrictive measures.
The United States has reported over the past week an average of 60,000 new cases per day, the highest seven-day average since early August.
In Tennessee, hospitals in Nashville said they have experienced a 40 per cent increase in patients admitted for the coronavirus.
Mask-wearing, which a study has shown could prevent an additional 130,000 deaths if followed widely, has become embroiled in USA politics in the run up to the November 3 presidential election.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a curfew on nonessential businesses from 10 p.m. on Friday.
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