The US adds 2,731 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The number of people infected by covid-19 and hospitalized in the United States exceeded 100,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the COVID-19 Tracking Project announced on Wednesday.
“Currently there are 100,226 people with covid-19 and hospitalized in the United States, it is the first time that hospitalizations exceed 100,000”the entity said in a tweet.
US authorities fear that this situation will worsen, as more than 150,000 people currently test positive for the virus every day in that country.
An increase in infections is also expected after Thanksgiving celebrations, marked by the displacement of millions of people.
In California alone, more than 20,000 cases of covid-19 were registered on Wednesday, making it the state in the country with the most cases in one day since the start of the pandemic, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
The White House COVID-19 Expert Team urged those responsible for public health in local governments to implement measures to try to combat the high numbers of coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths that have taken place in the country in recent weeks. The numbers are expected to get even worse when the infections that experts believe took place during the Thanksgiving holidays last week materialize.
“The risk of COVID-19 for all Americans is at an all-time high,” the document states. “The national incidence of the disease after the Memorial Day long weekend (May 31st), but before the peak of summer, it was less than 25 thousand new cases a day. Today we are in 180 thousand cases per day. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 at that time were less than 30 thousand, today they are more than 90 thousand. The number of deaths has doubled (…) We are at a very dangerous point. Many COVID-19 cases and a hospital system reaching full capacity. A new peak after Thanksgiving will compromise the care of patients with COVID, as well as the care of patients in general, ”the document warns.
American’s goal is to flatten the curve, something that was achieved after the peak of the summer but has been left behind. 47 of the 50 states today have worse COVID 19 numbers than two weeks ago.