November 19, 2020-According to NBC News, the United States passed 250,000 milestones of coronavirus death on Wednesday. Public health officials have warned that deaths will continue to increase in the coming weeks.
Deaths have increased by 42% in the last four weeks, according to an analysis by NBC News. The weekly average in early October was about 821 per day, but last week it increased to 1,167 per day. The United States continues to lead the world in more coronavirus-related deaths than any other country.
The United States is also the world leader in 11.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
“Currently, we are in an absolutely dangerous situation where we have to take it seriously,” Dr. Brett Guilloyl, MD, a US test coordinator and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told MSNBC.
“This is not a crying wolf,” he added. “This is the worst rate of increase seen in a US pandemic and there are currently no signs of flattening.”
According to NBC News, cases of COVID-19 have increased in the last two weeks in all 50 states and in Washington, DC, Virgin Islands, and Guam. Doctors and nurses in hospitals across the country have called on Americans to follow precautions and help them avoid “limits.”
Julie Watson, MD, Chief Medical Officer of INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma, told MSNBC: “I think we need to get the citizens to help us by wearing masks and keeping a distance.”
According to the latest weekly report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, “Currently, an aggressive, relentless and expanding community has spread nationwide, reaching most counties, with no evidence of improvement. Rather, it’s getting worse. “
NBC News has obtained a copy of an internal memo warning that current efforts to slow the spread of the corona virus are “insufficient.” Next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, written by a member of the Task Force team, could “significantly amplify communication.”
“Relentless” COVID boosts US deaths to more than 250,000
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