The United States reported a total of 70,450 cases of coronavirus on Friday, making it the highest single-day increase for the country since late July, according to The New York Times COVID-19 database.
The news of the massive spike in the case is the latest piece of data that could suggest the fall and winter waves predicted by doctors and public health experts are already here.
Midwestern states and others across the country are experiencing a resurgence in coronavirus cases, including Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado all reaching record on Friday for a one-day increase in cases.
As of Saturday afternoon, according to the Times, Indiana and Ohio were ahead of their previous records.
In addition, more than 900 people in the U.S. died from the virus on Friday, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 219,100. The database is recorded over 8,141,600 cases since the virus first hit the country earlier this year.
According to the database, the world also recorded for new cases in one day with more than 415,000 infections reported on Friday.
The nationwide seven-day average has also risen by nearly 8,000 daily new cases since last Friday, the Times reported.
The data also shows rural areas experiencing higher rates of infections than ever before, with North Dakota and South Dakota adding more new cases per capita than any other state since its inception. the pandemic.
Other states with large rural areas, including Wyoming, Idaho, West Virginia, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah, Alaska and Oklahoma, also recorded more cases in a seven-day period than in any previous week.
The influx of cases across the country, especially in the Midwest, has prompted warnings from some public health experts that the expected fall and winter waves of cases are already here and hitting unprecedented strength.
“We’re talking about the fall surge now. I think that’s the beginning of that fact,” said Scott Gottlieb, former Trump Food and Drug commissioner. told CNBC on Friday.
As the cold moon approaches, people will be pushed inside the house to get away from the cold in the enclosed, warm spaces.
Respiratory viruses such as the flu and the common cold tend to spread more easily in colder, washing climates, leading health officials to believe it will be the same for COVID-19.
“You can’t enter the colder autumn months and the colder winter months with the highest baseline of community infection,” Anthony FauciAnthony FauciKey coronavirus model predicts nearly 80 percent increase in deaths in February of the ‘soldier of immunity’ killed thousands, the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, said at a webinar Friday at Johns Hopkins University.
“We will start doing a lot of things indoors, rather than outdoors, and there you have to be particularly careful about the spread of a respiratory illness,” he added.