There have been over 125,000 coronavirus-linked deaths within the U.S. and greater than 2.5 million confirmed instances of the virus nationwide, in accordance with data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The variety of identified instances globally has surpassed 10 million.
The U.S. has by far the best variety of confirmed instances and deaths; Brazil has the second highest numbers, with over 1.three million recorded infections and at the least 57,00 deaths as of Sunday.
The U.S. gave the impression to be flattening its curve, however surges in infections throughout some components of the nation in current weeks have led to report numbers of hospitalizations. Vice President Mike Pence stated earlier this week that the dying toll within the U.S. might prime 240,000.
— Hayley Miller
Dr. Tom Frieden, the previous director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, stated that new unfold of the coronavirus — not elevated testing capability — is essentially liable for the surge in COVID-19 instances throughout components of the nation.
His assertion contradicts President Donald Trump’s declare that the variety of confirmed instances has skyrocketed just because extra exams have been made out there.
“As a physician, a scientist, an epidemiologist, I can let you know with 100% certainty that in most states the place you’re seeing a rise, it’s a actual enhance,” Frieden told “Fox News Sunday.”
He continued: “It’s not extra exams. It’s extra unfold of the virus. … The numbers you’re seeing are only a tip of the iceberg of much more unfold.”
On Friday, the U.S. reported over 45,000 new instances, shattering the report for the nation’s largest single day whole. Hospitalizations have elevated dramatically in a number of states, together with Arizona, Florida, Texas and South Carolina.
Frieden on Sunday steered that these states reopened too early.
“In case you open when instances are nonetheless growing, as many states did, it’s like leaning right into a left hook: You’re going to get hit arduous,” Frieden stated.
He estimated that one other 15,000 individuals within the U.S. will die from COVID-19 within the subsequent month.
— Hayley Miller
Research on the long-term results of COVID-19 are getting began as scientists start to know the toll the virus takes on the human physique.
Though a lot of the main focus within the early days of the disaster was on how the virus impacts the lungs, sufferers also can expertise blood clotting that results in strokes, in addition to varied neurological issues, from complications to seizures.
“We thought this was solely a respiratory virus. Seems, it goes after the pancreas. It goes after the guts. It goes after the liver, the mind, the kidney and different organs. We didn’t respect that at first,” Dr. Eric Topol, a heart specialist and director of the Scripps Analysis Translational Institute, told Reuters.
Individuals who contract essentially the most severe instances of COVID-19 face intensive restoration time. It might take seven days in rehab for each sooner or later spent on a ventilator to get well, and never each affected person regains the identical stage of perform.
― Sara Boboltz
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