U.S. Surpasses 100K Daily COVID-19 Cases

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New daily confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. have climbed to over 100,000 for the first time yesterday, (4th November 2020).

With the crisis worsening as we approach the colder months, the numbers and the trend give us a worrying insight into what we might expect over the winter.

The U.S. recorded 102,831 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The country has also experienced its worst seven-day average (86,352 cases) since Covid struck earlier this year. The numbers have been compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The fact that the beginning of this “second wave” is creating record highs is extremely troubling.

The Important Numbers
  • The U.S. hit a record 102,831 new coronavirus on 5th November 2020
  • The seven-day average of daily infections of 86,352 is also a record
  • Hospitalizations are increasing all around the country.
  • Covid-19 related deaths are up 15% over the past two weeks, (averaging 846 deaths every day)
  • The total U.S. death toll is more than 233,000
  • The total confirmed U.S. cases is nearly 9.5 million
  • Public health experts estimate another 100,000 more Americans could die from the virus by Inauguration Day if the trend does not change.
[All figures John Hopkins University]

With the holidays and winter approaching (a time where more people come together and the temperature drops further), some real challenges lay ahead.

With the daily new confirmed coronavirus cases surged by 45% over the past two weeks, it is very apparent that the crisis is far from under control.

The total U.S. death toll and confirmed cases are the highest in the world. The infection rate is actually increasing in nearly every state. In many places, health officials are reporting that the hospital infrastructure is at a “breaking point.”

In short, things are going to get much worse, before they get better.

As always, stay safe everyone…

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About Hannah Drake

Hannah Drake, RN, CSP is a registered nurse and owner and founder of Nurse Focus. Her nursing career spans almost two decades, and in that time she has developed her skill base across a variety of settings, including med surg nursing, clinical informatics system administration and implementation, and healthcare community management. Contact Hannah.

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