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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 05:46 PM

America hits highest daily number of coronavirus cases since pandemic began

Source: Washington Post

America on Friday hit its highest daily number of coronavirus case since the pandemic began, recording at least 81,400 new infections and surpassing the previous record set during the summertime surge of cases across the Sun Belt.

The rising numbers puts the nation on the precipice of what could be its worst stretch to date in the pandemic with some hospitals in the West and Midwest already overwhelmed and deaths counts beginning to rise.

The current surge is considerably more widespread than the waves from last summer and spring. The unprecedented geographic spread of the current surge makes it more dangerous, with experts warning it could lead to dire shortages of medical staff and supplies. Already, hospitals are reporting shortfalls of basic drugs needed to treat covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

And itís not simply a matter of increased testing identifying more cases. Covid-19 hospitalizations increased in 38 states over the past week and are rising so quickly that many facilities in the West and Midwest are already overwhelmed. The number of deaths nationally has crested above 1,000 in recent days.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/10/23/covid-us-spike-cases/



We're Number ONE!

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Reply America hits highest daily number of coronavirus cases since pandemic began (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 23 OP
liberal N proud Oct 23 #1
soothsayer Oct 23 #2
progree Oct 23 #6
BusyBeingBest Oct 23 #3
Stallion Oct 23 #4
njhoneybadger Oct 23 #5
Lord Ludd Oct 23 #7
Miguelito Loveless Oct 23 #8
former9thward Oct 23 #9
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 05:49 PM

1. While America died, trump lied

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 05:51 PM

2. Italy just hit its high, too, I heard on bbc news tonight

Not as high as ours, but scary

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:40 PM

6. Italy a bit higher on per capita new cases, 7 day moving avg. France, UK, Spain much higher

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html

New cases per 100,000 people, 7 day moving average
US: 19,
Italy: 20
UK: 29
Spain: 32
France: 40
Switzerland: 43

Unfortunately, much of Europe is a burning Covid hot spot.

Fortunately Germany remains lower than its neighbors at 9.4

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 05:52 PM

3. MAGA!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:04 PM

4. 22 Hours After Trump said "We're Turning the Corner"

he forgot to tell us we are turning UP!!!

GET HIM OUT OF THERE-vote like your life depends on it

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:36 PM

5. It will magically go away in a couple days.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 08:30 PM

7. Too many events this century have reminded me of this scene

This is just the latest.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:34 PM

8. 100,000+ new cases by election.

Then death will follow as hospitals are overrun.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 09:36 PM

9. No, we are not Number ONE!

Europe is by far. There were 42,000 cases in France today with 1/5 the population. That would be like the U.S. having 210,000 cases a day.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:00 PM

10. Kick

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