NEVADA (Forsige) – As the third wave of COVID-19 sweeps the United States, U.S. daily cases of coronavirus infections soared by at least 129,606 on Friday, according to a Reuters estimate, the third consecutive daily spike of more than 100,000 cases.
In the midst of the presidential election, the increase marks the fourth time that more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the worst-hit country in the world, which, on a seven-day average, records about 95,000 daily cases.
On Friday, 20 of the 50 states recorded record rises, the same as Thursday, when, for the first time, the national daily total reached 120,000.
Based on new cases per capita on a daily basis, the Midwest remains the hardest-hit area.
For the first time, more than 10,000 daily cases were recorded in Illinois, marking the largest number, while record rises were reported in Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Nevada , New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington and Wyoming have all been setting daily records.
An appeals court in Wisconsin suspended Governor Tony Evers’ order to restrict public meetings to 25 percent of the capacity of a building or space, which was due to expire on Friday.
Evers, remembering that as the state was marking a milestone of over 6,000 infections, the temporary injunction arrived, promised to appeal the ruling.
The bottom line is that we can’t wait for the courts to find out this, we need to stay home and mask the Wisconsinites, and today it has to start, “he said in a statement.”
In order to prevent the spread of the virus, several cities and states have instituted curfews or curbed meetings, but the United States has taken no action at the federal level.
Masks are not needed by seventeen states. U.S. hospitalizations for COVID-19 grew, reaching 54,500, for a 12th consecutive day.
Texas registered over 9,000 infections, which accounts for over 10 percent of U.S. outbreaks, and is on the verge of becoming the first state to reach a combined 1 million cases of COVID-19.
Governor Greg Abbott has said that the United States The Defense Department deployed three U.S. Medical Specialty Teams from the Air Force to El Paso.
Deaths from COVID-19 are trending higher but slower than infections. The U.S. has an average of 880 deaths a day, up around 10% a week.
This month, ten states have recorded record increases in regular deaths: Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and West Virginia.