More Americans than ever before tested positive for Covid-19 this week. On Thursday, October 29, the number of new infections rose to an all-time high of 90,446 cases. In total, over nine million people in the United States have already contracted the virus.
The number of patients requiring hospital treatment for the virus is also at its highest level in months at 46,000. For the second time this week, more than 1,000 people died from or with the virus within 24 hours. This is shown by data from the Covid Tracking Project.
More than 227,000 people have died in the United States
Especially in the north and the Midwest, the numbers are climbing. In absolute terms, the United States is the country hardest hit by the pandemic. A few days before the US election, the situation is far from under control.
Especially in so-called swing states – states that are decisive for the election – the situation is particularly problematic, as the Washington Post writes. In the 13 states, the weekly average of reported new cases has increased by 45 percent. Three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan, saw an increase of more than 53 percent.
“We’re not going to get the pandemic under control,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN on Sunday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 227,000 people have now died of Covid-19 in the United States.
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