January 27, 2021

The United States has set a new 24-hour record for Govt-19 infections

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday set a new daily record for Govt-19 cases, with more than 248,000 infections reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University Virus Monitor.
During the same period, 2,706 new deaths were reported, according to data released by the university, according to AFP data.
Corona virus infections have increased dramatically in the United States over the past month – 10 new daily cases have been reported at a score of 200,000 in 10 of the last 13 days.
The number of Kovit patients admitted to the hospital – 113,000 – is at its highest level since the outbreak in March, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The situation is beginning to improve in the Midwest, where the number of new daily cases and hospitalizations is declining.
However, according to the Govt tracking program that the epidemic takes steam in the Northeast and West, it compiles data from across the country every day.
California is facing a shortage of intensive care beds that are particularly available. Los Angeles County, home to more than 10 million people, received less than 100 on Tuesday.
The nationwide large-scale vaccination campaign launched on Monday will have no effect on the current upsurge, health officials say, because it will take months for enough people to be vaccinated to make a difference.
Experts say face masks and social dissociation measures should be in use, especially during the year-end holidays.