282 days after the country’s first coronavirus case was recorded in Washington state, the United States approached nine million cases on Friday.
More than half a million people fell ill in the last week alone.
More than 20 states have reported record rates of growth in the incidence.
Patients are sent to field hospitals in El Paso and the Milwaukee suburbs. In Chicago, due to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation, new restrictions were introduced for business. No state has recorded a steady decline in the number of infections.
“It is impossible to present it in a rosy light. We are facing an acute crisis and there is a real danger to you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, ”said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
The country now has an average of over 75,000 new cases per day. According to this indicator, the current period is the most unfavorable since the beginning of the pandemic.
The mortality statistics, which lag behind the infection statistics, remain well below the spring level, but are growing every day and are now about 780 people.