“We need to attempt to bend the curve, stop this exponential increase,” Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, said.
The United States set three grim records on Wednesday, recording the highest number of daily deaths, new infections, and hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
The U.S. reported 2,777 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday alone, according to an NBC News tally. The country registered nearly 205,000 new cases of Covid-19 on the same day, a figure that comes just a month after the U.S. single-day record topped 100,000 cases for the first time.
Then, more individuals than ever are hospitalized. The COVID Tracking Project reported that 100,000 individuals were hospitalized the nation over.
Much of the United States has seen a rise in cases over the last month. In the last two weeks that surge has been most acute In New Mexico, Arizona, and California, where the percentage of new cases has risen by 109 percent, 90 percent, and 75 percent, respectively, according to NBC News data.
“Cases are rising, hospitalizations are increasing, and deaths are increasing. We need to try to bend the curve, stop this exponential increase,” Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, said during a briefing.
Health experts are bracing for a possible surge in travel-related cases following Thanksgiving. Cases stemming from the holiday are likely to be apparent about a week to 10 days after Thanksgiving.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield had a dire prediction for the winter months. “I actually believe they will be the most troublesome time in the public health history of this country,” he said.
Much as it did ahead of Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is prescribing individuals to drop intends to go for the December holidays.
But if you must, get COVID tests prior and after, specialists said.
The agency on Wednesday announced new, shorter, quarantine guidelines after possible exposure to the coronavirus.
The agency’s previous guidance had been to quarantine for 14 days, but it’s now suggesting two alternatives.
The first is to end isolate following 10 days if no symptoms are reported, Walke said. The second option is to end isolate after seven days if an individual test negative and furthermore reports no symptoms.
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