No sign of relief for the US, as COVID-19 cases shoot up to an all time high

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Amidst the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections in the USA, the country seems to be in a state of distress with a surge in coronavirus cases. At the end of last week, the USA observed the highest-ever single day tally of new cases. 

On Saturday, the United States reported 79,852 new infections, near to Friday’s record of 84,244 new cases. The USA saw such a huge turnout of cases in a single day three months back in July last.

Even the Centre for Disease Control USA,  said that, as of October 20, 79% of U.S. jurisdictions reported increases in new COVID-19 cases. The toll of death and hospitalisation cases are also rising upwards.

If we look at the data compiled by the Centre for Disease control  till October 17, the overall percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, increased from 5.6% during week 41 to 6.3% 42 percent. The positivity rate increased among all age groups.

Source : CDC on twitter

Not just this, across different regions, the positivity percentage increased in most of the country except the Mid-Atlantic region and Pacific region till October 17.

Talking about the deaths, the national forecast predicted as of October 19 that the coronavirus related deaths in the United States will increase by 3,500 to 7,600  taking the total death toll up to 2,35,000 to 2,47,000.

Since the beginning of the pandemic to now, in October, around 30 states have set records for an increase in the number of new cases. These states also include some parts which are considered to play a key role in the US presidential elections 2020 including- Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

The USA till now has recorded 86,37,109 coronavirus cases and 225,239 deaths as of Monday. As per the trend there is no sign of the coronavirus curve to flatten soon.

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