NY Times: Some 41,000 people are now hospitalized across the country, including many in the Midwest and the Mountain West. While the nation has seen more people hospitalized at earlier points in the pandemic — during an onslaught of cases in New York City in April and in the Sun Belt in July — patients are now spread out much more broadly, raising concern for critically ill patients in rural areas with limited medical resources.
They've done studies, you know. Downplaying COVID 76% of the time, it works every time. "Covid-19 hospitalizations increased in 38 states over the past week." https://t.co/Cv8ONigOOq
— David Sokolow (@Sokolow_David) October 23, 2020
According to the Times database, eight American states set single-day records for new cases on Thursday, while 13 states have added more cases in the past week than in any other seven-day stretch. An average of 777 virus-related deaths were reported over each of the last seven days, still far below the spring peak. More than 223,000 deaths linked to the virus have been recorded since the start of the pandemic.
The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 241,513 as of October 23, 2020 including 3,076 deaths, 1,248 current hospitalizations and 214,634 inactive/recovered. (Percent positive for today is 8.81% ). For the full report with additional data, visit https://t.co/Psc3HfgZ8j. pic.twitter.com/yoTKbGcvA0
— TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) October 23, 2020
Experts worry that the growing numbers in need of hospital care will only get worse if cases continue to mount.
3rd straight day of record-high new cases of COVID-19 in Ohio: 2,518. Total number since the pandemic began now 192,948 with 5,184 deaths. The number of hospitalizations grew by 184 and there were 31,343 active cases, an increase of 1,255 since yesterday. pic.twitter.com/22qXWcBBfa
— Sunny 95 News (@Sunny95News) October 23, 2020
“I don’t really see any signs that things are slowing down and that concerns me a lot,” Caitlin M. Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said. “It has to be our starting premise that it’s not going to slow down unless we force it to slow down.”
In response to rising cases in Chicago, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced a curfew on nonessential businesses beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday. Residents were warned to avoid social gatherings of more than six people and end all gatherings by 10 p.m.
In the latest presidential debate, President Trump asserted that the virus was “going away” as he defended his management of the pandemic. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee, attacked Mr. Trump’s handling, calling for much more aggressive federal action for the “dark winter” ahead. read more…
Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40% in Last Month as Cases Near Peak
"WE ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER" #Trump
— 228,590 Deaths THE INFECTED STATES OF AMERICA (@RottenRepublica) October 23, 2020