Ten states in the US have posted their highest single-day new COVID-19 infections, which could signal the start of the pandemic’s fall surge.
The experts’ warnings might be coming true. On Friday, ten states recorded their highest one-day new COVID-19 infections, which led to the US’s highest one-day total since July. With these numbers, it looks like the fall COVID-19 surge might have finally begun.
New COVID-19 Numbers
These ten states also recorded their highest one-day totals on Friday:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
Last summer, cases dipped across the entire country. However, soon after that, they went up again. By September 12, the US’s daily averages dropped to about 34,000. Now, the average has gone up to over 55,000, just over the past week. These numbers show a 60% surge.
Experts also expect more people to die of the virus every day. Recently, the US has seen a daily average of 700 COVID-19 deaths. These numbers are lower than late July to mid-August’s 1,000.
However, the University of Washington projects that over 2,300 Americans would die every day by mid-January. By February 1, the total deaths would reach over 389,000.
Since the pandemic struck, COVID-19 has already killed over 219,000 Americans. The US has also reported more than 8 million cases.
Word from Experts
Experts have urged the public over and over again to heed safety guidelines. Avoid crowds, stick to small outdoor gatherings, and always wear masks. Follow these rules if you want to control COVID-19.