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Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 17, 2020 04:17PM
US records highest daily coronavirus case total since July
[www.theguardian.com]
More than 68,000 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the US on Friday, the highest number in a single day since July, further confirmation the country is in the midst of a coronavirus resurgence.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project, the last time the US saw close to 68,000 new cases in a day was 31 July, when a summer peak was starting to recede.

Cases dipped from August to mid-September. But public health experts have long feared a rise in cases as the weather starts to cool, leading people indoors, where the virus is more likely to spread. Cases are increasing in a majority of states, particularly in the northern midwest, including the Dakotas, Montana and Wisconsin – where Donald Trump was due to stage a rally on Saturday night.

This week, the US has averaged 55,000 new cases a day, a 60% increase compared with mid-September.

“You can’t enter into the cool months of the fall and the cold months of the winter with a high community infection baseline,” said Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, on Friday, while discussing the difficulties the virus will present in the coming weeks.

Fauci has said repeatedly that the US is still in its first wave of coronavirus, pointing out that case numbers have not dipped to a low enough point to constitute an end to that first phase. On Friday, the US hit a global record of total cases, 8 million since March, with a death toll close to 220,000.
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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 17, 2020 04:37PM
Coronavirus live news: world sees record 400,000 new cases in a single day
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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 17, 2020 04:55PM

international stupid
-London 10/17/20
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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 17, 2020 04:57PM
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You have to go all the way to number 15 to hit the first (kinda) blue state, Nevada. Do they wear masks in Vegas?
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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 17, 2020 05:16PM
Those top 4 states absolutely do NOT have the health care system to handle this.

Ugh, looks like MN will be the likely destination for many of the sickest, assuming they can travel.
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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 17, 2020 05:44PM
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pdq
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You have to go all the way to number 15 to hit the first (kinda) blue state, Nevada. Do they wear masks in Vegas?

I think it is 18 of the top 20 states with the worst current outbreak numbers are "leans Republican" or are "solid Republican." Sadly, it is likely their own fault for not wearing masks.

This has resulted in higher numbers in neighboring states too. Stats for my county have reached the highest number ever, between the activity for starting up some schools and the COVID-19 hangover from Labor Day events.



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Re: Masks Off, America! 68,000 new cases on Friday amid Covid-19 resurgence
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 17, 2020 09:11PM
This is pretty much how every dystopian story begins …
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