Infections at a record level: America's second wave

what epidemiologists in the United States in the last few weeks, is now: The Coronavirus is spreading in the country with unprecedented speed. According to a

Infections at a record level: America's second wave

what epidemiologists in the United States in the last few weeks, is now: The Coronavirus is spreading in the country with unprecedented speed.

According to a Reuters count, the infection to set to pay at a record pace. On Wednesday, there were over 48,000 new infections - as many as never before since the beginning of the pandemic. However, the testing capacity these days are about twice as high as in April and March, so the full extent of the outbreak at the time, was not recorded.

Washington's Vice-President Mike Pence had spoken only recently, in spite of the alarming Figures that the Fears had been exaggerated in front of a second wave. The media would say, with "dark before," the Americans a scare.

the official statistics speak a different language, with Around a quarter of the world Covid-19 infections have been the United States, more than 2.7 million people have been infected there. The number of dead currently stands at just 130,000 people.

The first Corona-wave had spread, especially at the end of March with massive force, before the contagion cases went slowly back. In may already, many States have eased their initial restrictions, even if the daily infection figures still in the double digit thousand range remained. According to the chief epidemiologist of the government, Anthony Fauci, one cannot therefore speak of a second Coronavirus-shaft, but am still in the first wave, the absorption is now back on the road.

In the spring, especially affected was the Region around New York and New Jersey, the most. While there, the outbreak has been largely brought under control, is now the infection is increase in the States of Arizona, California and Texas the highest. But even in the American Midwest, a significant increase in cases can be observed.

A Trend that will probably continue for some time: A model study from the University of Washington predicts that the Covid-death figures up to October, would reach 150 Thousand, provided 95 percent of the population would bear in the public space of face masks. Otherwise, it would be the number of virus dead probably at around 180 Thousand.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 03:19

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