Enlarge / Vehicles make
their way to a COVID-19 test site in Los Angeles, California on
July 21, 2020. California on July 21 reported a total of 400,769
COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, approaching the numbers of
New York, the state with the most cases. (credit:
The US surpassed 4 million cases of COVID-19 Thursday as the
pandemic shows no signs of easing. Already, nearly 144,000 people
in the country have died from the disease.
Yesterday saw more than 70,000 new cases tallied, with a
seven-day average of nearly 67,000 new cases per day, according to
data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.
With the ongoing surges, hospitalizations are nearing a new
record during the pandemic. There are currently 59,628 people
hospitalized across the country. That’s slightly below the
previous peak on April 15 of 59,940. Deaths are also on the
upswing, with a seven-day average of 834 deaths a day. The last two
days have seen death tolls over 1,000. Southern states and hotspots
in western states, such as California, are seeing the most
significant disease spread.
Source: FS – All – Science – News
Testing labs trounced, hospitalizations skyrocket as
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