The United States has already passed 1 million new confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the first 10 days of November.
According to case numbers from the CDC, over 100,000 infections being recorded per day has become the recent norm, and there are no signs of numbers slowing down.
As of November 10, the US has recorded over 10 million cases of the virus, with over 200,000 deaths.
On Tuesday, the country hit a new high in the number of recorded hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, with nearly 62,000 patients now receiving medical care for complications related to the virus.
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Unlike outbreaks of the virus in the past, this one is not confined to any specific regions of the country, with cases on the rise in 49 states.
“COVID-19 cases are going up in 79% of US jurisdictions. Average daily cases in the last 7 days increased 20% from the previous 7 days,” said the CDC in a Tweet.
The COVID Tracking Project also said that 17 states were reporting record numbers for single-day hospitalizations last Tuesday.
Our daily update is published. States reported 1.2 million tests and 131k cases, the highest single-day total since the pandemic started. There are 62k people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The death toll was 1,347. pic.twitter.com/WPoX9Nj7ef
— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) November 11, 2020
A vaccine appears to be ready to administer to the public in the near future, as Pfizer reported some results this week which showed that their experimental shots are 90% effective at preventing the virus.
Additionally, earlier this week, President-elect Joe Biden said he has “named a COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board, comprised of distinguished public health experts, to help our transition team translate the Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan into a blueprint we can put into place as soon as Kamala Harris and I are sworn into office.”