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USA: Covid 19 cases are rising in 39 states, 9 months into the pandemic

On Wednesday, USA crossed 7.5 million COVID 19 cases with most of the states seeing a rise in the cases – nine months into the pandemic and a surprisingly nine states reporting ominous, seven-day records for infection.

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39 states recorded high cases

According to the analysis of the John Hopkins University data, it suggests Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming all these states high records for seven day period. Overall, 39 states have reported more number of Coronavirus cases in the last week than they had a week before.

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Over 2,10,000 Americans have died due to Coronavirus and Wisconsin and Hawaii reported the highest number of deaths in their states for seven days.

Also, President Donald Trump’s declaration that Americans need not worry because some great medicines and knowledge has been developed under his administration has led to restlessness for many in the medical community.

Nine months into the pandemic, but don’t have proven treatment

Lucy McBride, an internal medicine physician at Foxhall Internists in Washington, D.C Said that it has been nine months since the virus was discovered in China and still we don’t have treatments for the patients suffering from mild to moderate illness from the virus.

She further added, “We have treatments for only sickest, hospitalized patients. Currently, there are no proven treatments for the majority of the patients infected with COVID 19 virus.”

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USA: Covid 19 cases are rising
USA: Covid 19 cases are rising

Restrictions in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, which made a seven-day record for deaths due to Coronavirus, indoor bars and restaurants are allowed to operate with 25 percent capacity with effective from Thursday. The state is suffering from one of the worst COVID 19 outbreaks in the country and the Government, Tony Evers, A Democrat, ordered the limits despite being challenged by the Republicans for such measures.

The cases in Wisconsin have doubled in just a month and the infection has spread to college campuses as well as to rural areas. In the northern region of the state, hospitalization has increased by four times in just a month.

Andy Beshear mandate the use of face masks

In Kentucky, Government Andy Beshear extended the mandatory rule of wearing face masks for another 30 days and said that the state would be stepping up the enforcement. According to Beshear, businesses that serve customers without face Masks will face the possibility of fine and will be shut down for a temporary period.

To date, the state has reported 74,194 Coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. The state has reported the highest number of cases for the three weeks in a row.

 

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