The United States reported a total of 70,450 cases of coronavirus on Friday, making it the highest one-day increase for the country since late July, according to The COVID-19 database of the New York Times.
The news of the massive jump in the case is the latest data, which may suggest that the autumn-winter wave, predicted by doctors and public health experts, is already here.
The Midwestern states and others in the country are experiencing a resurgence of coronavirus cases, with Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado reaching records on Friday for one-day increases in cases.
By Saturday afternoon, according to the Times, Indiana and Ohio had already topped their previous records.
In addition, more than 900 people in the United States died from the virus on Friday, with a total death toll of at least 21
According to the database, the world also set a record for new cases in one day with more than 415,000 infections reported on Friday.
The average for the seven days in the country has also increased by nearly 8,000 new cases per day since last Friday, the Times reported.
The data also show that rural areas are experiencing higher levels of infection than ever before, with North Dakota and South Dakota adding more new cases per capita than other countries since the beginning of the pandemic.
Other states with large rural areas, including Wyoming, Idaho, West Virginia, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah, Alaska and Oklahoma, also reported more cases in a seven-day period than in any previous week.
The rise in cases across the country, especially in the Midwest, has sparked warnings from some public health experts that the expected autumn and winter wave of cases is already here and is hitting with unprecedented force.
“It simply came to our notice then. I think that’s the beginning of this reality, “said Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner for food and medicine for Trump. told CNBC in Friday.
As the colder months approach, people will be driven indoors to get away from the cold in closed, heated rooms.
Respiratory viruses such as influenza and the common cold tend to spread more easily in colder, drier climates, leading healthcare professionals to believe it will be the same for COVID-19.
“You can’t enter the cooler months of autumn and the colder months of winter with a high level of infection in the community,” Anthony FauciAnthony FaukeyKay coronavirus model predicts nearly 80 percent increase in deaths by February The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Trump, fighting, Biden sincere during a remote TV duel Health experts say the “herd immunity” strategy will kill more, the best national expert on infectious diseases, said at a webinar on Friday at Johns Hopkins University.
“We will start doing a lot of things indoors, not outdoors, and that’s when you have to be especially careful about the spread of respiratory disease,” he added.