Washington, November 8: The United States has set a new world record by reporting the biggest single-day spike in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on November 6. According to The New York Times, the US recorded 132,797 new COVID-19 cases and 1,223 deaths on November 6. Case of coronavirus in the US have been spiking for weeks. Over the past week, there has been an average of 10,09,91 cases daily. US COVID-19 Death Toll Expected to Reach 400,000 by February 1, 2021.
Following the fresh spike, the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has edged closer to 10 million. As of Sunday morning, 98,51,717 people in America have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 237,017 have died, according to a Johns Hopkins University database. The US accounts for the world's highest number of cases and deaths. Larry Chang, an infectious-disease expert at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told Advisory.com that he was astonished by how rapidly the US reached more than nine million coronavirus cases. Study Reveals COVID-19 Infection Rates Low in People with Rheumatic Diseases.
"I think it's surprising how quickly it happened. I thought we would do a better job as a country getting organized and coming up with evidence-based national plans for mitigating this epidemic. So, while I'm not surprised we reached this number, it happened a lot faster than I thought it would," he was quoted as saying.
According to the new forecast from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, it was most likely that by mid-January, 2,250 Americans will be dying every day from COVID-19. The death toll would reach 399,163 by February 1, according to the projection. If mandates ease, the death toll would increase to over 513,000 by February 1.