October 26, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic continues to pound the USA as file variety of circumstances are reported from across the nation.

The 7-day common of latest circumstances within the U.S. topped 68,000 on Sunday. That’s greater than 1,000 circumstances greater than the earlier file reported July 22.

Friday and Saturday set data for single-day circumstances with greater than 83,000 reported over the 48-hour interval, based on the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

Lastly, six states — Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio and Oklahoma — introduced their highest numbers on Saturday, each in main cities and rural areas. The counties that embrace Anchorage, Chicago, El Paso, Minneapolis and Oklahoma Metropolis set data Saturday as effectively.

One epidemiologist predicts case counts will hold going up.

“We simply will hit six-figure numbers when it comes to the variety of circumstances,” Michael Osterholm, PhD, director of the Heart for Infectious Illness Analysis and Coverage on the College of Minnesota, informed CNN. “And the deaths are going to go up precipitously within the subsequent 3 to 4 weeks, following often new circumstances by about 2 to three weeks.”

Because the pandemic started, nearly 8.63 million coronavirus circumstances have been reported in the USA, with almost 225,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Johns Hopkins says.

“That is exploding everywhere in the nation,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear informed The New York Times. The state is amongst 17 that reported file numbers of circumstances through the previous week.

Chicago placed new restrictions on bars and non-essential companies on Friday, imposing a ten p.m. to six a.m. curfew. New Mexico additionally began new restrictions on Friday, together with “hotspot” companies akin to bars and eating places. Retail outlets, grocery shops and places that serve alcohol are required to shut by 10 p.m.

“Over the subsequent week, two weeks, three weeks, please be extraordinarily conservative in deciding how a lot time to spend exterior of the house,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham mentioned in a statement concerning the new restrictions.

“The go to to pals can wait — it’s not value your life, or theirs,” she mentioned. “The go to to household can wait — it’s not value your life, or theirs.”