The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded since the onset of the pandemic in the U.S. passed 19 million on Sunday, according to figures shown by Johns Hopkins University.
The outbreak in the US is increasing rapidly, with a million cases added in the last five days and a million cases in the six days before. After recording more than 100,000 cases in one day for the first time in early November, the country recorded 226,274 cases on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins. The COVID Tracking Project says that between December 19 and 26, the US averaged 185,000 cases per day.
The country has recorded 332,502 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The latest bad milestone comes due to the fact that people traveled to gather for the holidays, warning of an increase in cases in the next few weeks. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: COVID-19 relief awaits Trump’s signature; government continues vaccination of first vaccine responds serenade Fauci with ‘happy birthday’ AIDS activists recruit Barbra Streisand for a surprise Fauci birthday party on Zoom MORE, the country’s leading expert in infectious diseases, predicted that hospital systems in many cities could reach a breaking point.
“As we went from late fall to early winter, the numbers are really quite alarming,” Fauci, a member of the White House COVID-19 response team, told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. .
“With the hospitalizations of more than 120,000, we are really at a critical stage,” he continued before adding Christmas gatherings. “Although we advise against doing so, it will happen.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, India, the country with the second highest number of total cases, recorded just over 10 million coronavirus infections. Brazil has more than 7.4 million businesses.
A more contagious strain of the virus is also spreading mainly in the UK, even as the US and UK start rolling out the spread of two vaccines for COVID-19. Officials have moved to place major travel links from the UK, but have warned that some people carrying the new tribe have already arrived in the US.