This desperate telly comes after a record of more than 100,000 cases on Wednesday, the first time the U.S. had put a 6 figure on the infection figure. That means in just two days, the country recorded more than 220,000 positive tests, bringing in more than 660,000 new cases of the virus last week.
The number of reported deaths from the Midwest has also been rising for several weeks, the project said.
More than 234,900 Americans have died since the epidemic began, and 31,000 people could die in the second week of a connected forecast released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Projects.
In New Mexico, where health officials have been sounding the alarm for weeks over the Covid-19 emergency, the daily death toll from Covid-19 has reached record levels. The number of hospital admissions has risen by 2% in the past month, health official Michelle Lujan Grisham said, adding that health officials “expect to get out of a normal hospital bed in a matter of days.”
The governor said the state was “not moving in the right direction anywhere” and urged residents to follow public health guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
“If we don’t, it will be a tougher decision, and we will have a terrible November and a dramatically bad December,” the governor said.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, New Mexico is one of at least 38 states reporting more new Covid-19 infections than the previous week. Only two U.S. states – Alabama and Tennessee – are trending in the right direction.
In Minnesota, health officials reported more than 3,900 new cases on Thursday – a daily total for the state and a new one-day high for the third day in a row in single-day cases.
In Utah, where warnings have been issued by state officials for weeks, 2,807 new cases broke daily records on Thursday.
Gov. Gary Herbert said the numbers were “terrible news” and “disappointing” and predicted that the state would “see this dramatic growth, unless we improve and change our behavior.”
Ohio Gov. Mike DY warned of a community outbreak on Thursday after the state reported a record number of Covid-19 cases.
“It’s everywhere, we can’t hide from it, we’re not running away from it,” the governor said during a news conference. “The risk of catching this virus in every county is very real.”
He said social gatherings like weddings, funerals and private parties help to spread the virus.
“This scares you, that you are so widespread in your hometown,” Dyne added. “It’s just celestial.”
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The virus is now rampant in American communities, with many state leaders taking new measures to stop the spread.
In Connecticut, new measures are being implemented from Friday, which will put new limits on restaurants, religious events and event venues. The governor also announced on Thursday that he would tighten restrictions around private gatherings, which would extend to the Thanksgiving holiday season.
Public health officials across the country have pointed to the gathering as the main driving force behind the Covid-1 sur surgeries. And government Ned Lemont also recommended earlier this week that residents stay home between 10pm and 5am to limit socializing.
“I’m asking for voluntary compliance,” said Raymondo, who announced a new consultant in response to the increase in infection.
Effective Sunday, all rest restaurants rent, gym and recreational facilities should be closed at 10pm on weekdays and 10:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, while restaurants can only be open for withdrawals, Raymondo said.
The governor also said that the main source of spreading the virus was gatherings like the big house parties.
If it doesn’t close, “I’ll be back in two weeks with a shutdown order,” the governor said.
CNN’s Ben Tinker, Sheena Jones, Melissa Alonso and K Jones contributed to the report.
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