The Current Covid-19 Situation Is Concerning

The U.S. is leading the world in cases of Covid-19 and deaths from the virus


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Cases of Covid-19 are ramping up in the United States. Yesterday the country reported at least 1,130 new deaths and 92,660 new cases. So far this week the U.S. has continued to have the highest cumulative incidence of Covid-19 worldwide and the highest number of global daily cases. The U.S. has reported over 9 million cases of the virus during the pandemic so far, and over 232,700 Americans have died from the virus.

Outbreaks are popping up across the country and weekly infection reports continue to break records. As the New York Times recently reported, with so much of society reopened, experts are having a harder time figuring out where exactly people are getting infected.

The Covid-19 death rate in the U.S. averaged more than 800 deaths per day at the end of October, the Times reports. This is a significant rise since the summer, but lower than the numbers reported in the spring, which is a small silver lining?

Other countries are seeing Covid-19 case increases as well. The United Kingdom is now among the top 10 countries with highest cumulative incidence this week, with an 18% increase in incidence compared to last week, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Germany has also reported an increase of over 5,000 new cases on average per day compared to last week, and Italy’s daily cases are also on the rise. Brazil and Russia are experiencing a decline in cases.



Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that