COVID-19 Cases Is Rising Again In The US And Worldwide

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A rise in coronavirus cases is being reported all across the United States, with an average of more than 45,000 infections every day. 

The compilation of statistical data has shown a trending upward number of coronavirus infections all across the United States, with an average number of 45,000 cases per day. This number is double than of what was recorded in June, which raised the concern of Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading expert on infectious diseases. 

This worrisome data is recorded almost a month after Dr. Fauci urged the nation to “hunker down” because the number of COVID-19 cases will likely rise as fall and the flu season starts. 

Dr. Fauci added that he would be celebrating Thanksgiving with his three daughters via Zoom to avoid infection. The doctor further said that he would love for them to come home for Thanksgiving. However, his daughters themselves told him that” ‘Dad, you know you’re a young, vigorous guy, but you’re 79 years old.”

Americans Cannot Let Up In The Fight Against Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update Briefing” (public domain) by The White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that, as the fall season comes and the United States heads to flu season, Americans should not let up in the fight against COVID-19.

During a panel of doctors from Harvard Medical school. Fauci was also quoted saying that the fall and winter season will “not going to be easy.” The doctor further stated that it is quite depressing to see the situation going on when you know what lies ahead. 

Baing one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers since the 1980s and being the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Fauci warned Americans about the dangers of underestimating coronavirus. He compared the effects of the pandemic to the early days of HIV. The epidemic started with few gay men to decades later, with more than 70 million people infected and tens of millions of deaths worldwide. 

The infectious disease expert added, “We’ve been through this before, don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try and look at the rosy side of things.”

Daily Rise In Cases Set New Records In Six States

The rise of coronavirus cases set new records in six states, namely West Virginia, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Dakota, Montana, and Missouri. 

The Governor of Ohio told reporters on Friday that he believes that people are not taking enough precautions to fight against infection.

To quote the Governor said, “We’re sick of wearing masks, we’re sick of all of this, and I get it, but we’ve got to hang in there for our kids. We’ve got to hang in there for ourselves,” 

The Governor further added that the best way to summarize the reason as to why there’s a rise in cases is because they are not cautious. Everyone is going about doing their family life and meeting with people. 

On the other hand, Ohio had a single-day record of 1,840 cases, Oklahoma with 1,524, and Missouri, with under 3,000 new cases. In Montana, cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks compared to the weeks before. And according to Governor Steve Bullock, there has also been a staggering 230% rise in coronavirus related deaths in just two months. 

In a series of tweets on Friday, the Governor said that what leads the people down in this concerning path is how they disregard expert advice from state and health officials, together with the pleas of frontliners and health workers. 

To quote the Governor said, “We need to listen to our health care workers. The path forward is simple if only Montanans follow the guidelines and restrictions we have in place. This is the path that will save lives, and it will keep our schools, our main street businesses, and our communities open and safe.”

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization announced that 350,766 new COVID-19 infections were reported last Friday. These numbers surpassed almost 12,000 a record set earlier this week.