Coronavirus hospitalizations in the US are skyrocketing as on Tuesday the number of people admitted to the hospitals due to the virus reached an all-time high of 60,000 hospitalizations in a day. Due to this situation, many state leaders around the country are asking the residents to stay at home, so that the spread of the virus in the country can be controlled.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, the number of people hospitalized due to covid19 on Tuesday was 61,694. That number exceeds the previous record of coronavirus hospitalizations in the US by 2,024 achieved on the 15th of April, which was the peak of the pandemic. The Governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak is urging the people to be committed to a plan which he calls ‘Stay at Home 2.0’ for the next two weeks so that the current trends in the country can be reversed significantly.
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The increasing number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the US is troubling because an increase in hospitalizations also results in an increase in deaths. Last week for five consecutive days more than 1000 people in the US died due to the virus, the first time it has happened in three months. More than 1300 people died due to the virus on Tuesday. As of now, the virus has claimed 239,000 lives since its start in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins. Moreover, the country currently averages around 1,661 new hospitalizations in a day, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
Governor Sisolak believes that people need to go back to the basics of maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks. He also encouraged the businesses to go back to telecommuting as much as possible and also asked the residents to avoid inviting groups of people for parties, dinners, and other get-togethers.
Governor of Wisconsin Tony Evers announced on Tuesday that he has signed a new order urging the people to stay at home and save lives. He said that for now, it’s not safe to go out or to invite others. He requested the people to cancel dinner parties, playdates, happy hours, and sleepovers at their homes and if any relative or friend invites over, offer them to hang out virtually.
The new warnings and steps are announced at a difficult time for the US as the country has reported more than 100,000 new cases for a day for eight days in a row on Tuesday. Public health officials have given a warning to the people of America that if they don’t follow safety measures of social distancing and wearing face masks then the situation will get a lot worse when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris join the office.
An emergency physician at Brown University Dr. Megan Ranney said on Sunday that by the time that Biden administration joins the office, the virus will have spread uncontrollably in the communities across the US. She added that the US is now heading to the worst of the pandemic and the situation could be a lot similar to ‘pouring gasoline on the fire’.