US has ‘an outbreak on top of an outbreak’
Officials blame Thanksgiving for the rising number of infected
The United States recorded a record number of new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours for the third day in a row on Saturday. According to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, nearly 230,000 Americans are infected with the lung virus within 24 hours. On Friday the number was still over 225,000, the day before that at 210,000.
2527 people died from the effects of infection during the same period. Another 2506 deaths were reported a day earlier.
Health officials have already warned of ‘an outbreak on top of an outbreak’ because last week millions of Americans went to their families to celebrate Thanksgiving. They ignored requests from the authorities to stay home.
In the country, the epidemic is rampant. Over the past few weeks, the 200 000-day COVID limit has been exceeded several times, but the number has never been so high.
Hospital admissions are increasing particularly in the four most densely populated states (California, Florida, New York and Texas), notes the COVID Tracking Project.
The United States, the country most affected by the pandemic worldwide, has a total of over 14.6 million infections and 281,000 deaths.