Over 11.7 million confirmed cases of new crown in the U.S.
China News Agency, Washington, November 19 (Reporter Sha Hanting) The number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States exceeded 11.7 million on the 19th local time, and the death toll exceeded 252,000.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 21.00 on the 19th, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States exceeded 11.71 million, and 252,484 people died. Among them, 1.104 million were confirmed in Texas, 1.071 million were confirmed in California, 914,000 were confirmed in Florida, 621,000 were confirmed in Illinois, and 579,000 were confirmed in New York State.
In recent days, various indicators of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the United States, including the number of new cases, the number of deaths, the number of hospitalizations, and the positive rate of testing, have continued to remain high. The average daily number of new cases in the United States in the past 7 days has reached 161,165, an increase of 27% over the previous week. The number of cases in 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. showed an upward trend, 5 states remained stable, and only one state in Hawaii showed a downward trend.
Facing the current epidemic situation, the White House New Crown Epidemic Task Force held a press conference for the first time since July. The White House Coordinator of the New Coronary Pneumonia Coordinator Box warned the American people to reduce gatherings, maintain “social distancing” and wear masks. She said that the current epidemic is more severe than before, with “more cases and faster spreading”. The public must remain vigilant and abide by the epidemic prevention guidelines.
For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning on the same day, recommending that Americans not travel during Thanksgiving this year, and gatherings are limited to family members living in the same house. If college students or military personnel go home to visit relatives, the CDC recommends that the gathering be held outdoors as much as possible, and everyone should maintain “social distance” and wear masks.
U.S. Department of Health Assistant Secretary Giruval said on the same day that Thanksgiving is “critical” for controlling the epidemic. He said that although there is good news about the vaccine, “the situation is likely to get worse before it improves.”
CDC also released the results of multiple models that day, predicting that by December 12, there will be 276,000 to 298,000 deaths from new coronary pneumonia in the United States.
Faced with the severe epidemic situation, the United States has tightened its epidemic prevention measures again in many places. California Governor Newsom announced that most areas in California will implement a “curfew”, and all non-essential activities and gatherings are not allowed between 10 pm and 5 am.
The Mayor of New York, the United States, said that New York City may reach the “Orange Zone” standard set by the State of New York within one to two weeks. Gyms, beauty salons, indoor restaurants, etc. will be closed. On the same day, the public school system in New York City closed again less than two months after school started. (Finish)