Coronavirus Cases Rising Faster Than Ever
Coronavirus Cases Rising Faster Than Ever
June 8, 2020 by eMedEvents

New cases for the coronavirus are reaching unprecedented heights, at a rate of more than 100,000 per day, over a seven-day average, this is the fastest the virus has spread since its inception began in December 2019. As countries start to reopen, researchers are particularly paying close attention to the one of the most infected areas of the world, the Americas. “The Americas continue to account for the most cases. For several weeks, the number of cases reported each day in the Americas has been more than the rest of the world put together”, says World Health Organization Director- General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. With already nearly 2 million confirmed cases in the U.S., disease experts are predicting a resurgence in cases within the coming weeks. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even projected that the number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. will surpass 127,000 by June 27th.

In April, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 never topped 100,000, since May 21, there have only been five days where less than 100,000 cases were reported. According to John Hopkins University, the record for new coronavirus cases was reached on June 3rd, when 130,400 cases were reported. Researchers and health experts believe this sudden rise is due to several factors. The most likely reason for the surge, can be partially explained in the increase in testing capacity. The next most likely reason is because many people are no longer adhering to social distancing regulations. With businesses starting to reopen and large gatherings protesting the death of George Floyd, the rate of transmission will more than likely keep accelerating. “Based on the way the disease spreads, there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said.

Some countries have been able to slow/stop the spread. Countries such as Iceland and New Zealand, have been praised for their pandemic efforts and have reportedly eradicated the virus in their respected countries. However, this is not the cases for most regions of the world as places such as the Middle East, South America, and Africa have seen the coronavirus spread at an alarming rate. Countries such as Libya, Iraq, Uganda, and Haiti have the number of cases doubling every week. Other countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and South Africa have their cases doubling every two weeks.

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