Despite the drop in covid-19 figures, these factors increase concern

A pesar de la caída de las cifras de covid-19, hay algunos datos que aumentan la preocupación sobre la enfermedad.


Despite the drop in covid-19 numbers, there is some data that increases concern about the disease.

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From the peak of the delta variant in September, the number of new infections of covid-19 nationwide has fallen. On average, The United States registers 73,000 cases per day, less than half of the nearly 173,000 that were recorded on September 13.

The number of people hospitalized in the country has also reached about half since that month, some 47,000.

While the mandate for the use of masks in Miami-Dade County in Florida could relax at the end of October if this trend continues, a high school outside Boston is the first in Massachusetts to volunteer the use after reaching the vaccination goal. state.

It all sounds great, until the focus is put on several worrying indicators, among which is the start of the cold season and the fact that people with it prefer to be indoors, where the virus spreads more easily.

The reduction of mandatory use of masks it also suggests an increase in infections and hospitalizations for November.

Even worse, daily deaths from covid-19 are starting to rise again, after the decline experienced at the end of September. Every day about 1,700 people are dying compared to 1,500 about two weeks ago.

Wyoming, with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country, has more patients in its hospitals than at any other time during the pandemic. The vast majority of those requiring hospitalization are people who have not been vaccinated.

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