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Data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association has revealed a shocking number of COVID-19 positive children.
In a report released this past Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association showed data that revealed 61,000 children were diagnosed with COVID-19 just last week. This shockingly large number has set the record for the most children diagnosed with COVID-19 in a week since the beginning of the pandemic.
The report stated, "While children represented only 11.1% of all cases in states reporting cases by age, over 853,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic." Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics said that these statistics are a stark reminder for of the impact the pandemic is having on everyone, including children.
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A new analysis of data has revealed that the United States has broken its record for most coronavirus cases recorded in a single day.
According to data from NBC News, on Wednesday this week the United States recorded 102,169 new coronavirus cases, which has broken the previous single-day case increase record of 98,583 set on Tuesday. As for deaths, Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker indicates that there has been 233,729 COVID-19 related deaths in the US, still the highest in the world.
Susan Gunasekaran, CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told the AP, "The infection rate is definitely a leading indicator for hospitalizations, and the hospitalization rate is a leading indicator of mortality." This new record for daily cases has arrived as cases seem to be surging across the country. Public health experts have warned that the situation will only worsen leading into the colder months of the year, as individuals are forced indoors where the transmission rate is higher. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
Many people would be concerned about someone in their house getting coronavirus, and what that means for them in terms of catching it yourself.
The question of how long it on average takes someone else in the household to catch the virus has been explored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as the health agency followed 100 COVID-19 positive people and 200 household members. The CDC gathered daily nasal and saliva samples for 14 days, and it was found that more than half of the household members became infected in just a week.
"We've been saying the average incubation is about five days. But in this study, it was a little bit faster than that and likely reflects the fact that people are inside, close together, and not wearing masks". For more information on this story, check out this link here. To track the coronavirus for yourself, visit this link here.
Researchers are diving deeper into learning about the coronavirus, and now scientists have found a common vaccine that could protect against coronavirus.
A retrospective study has been conducted by researchers from the University of Florida on 2,005 COVID-19 patients. The study examined the association between the influenza vaccination status and hospitalization, and what the researchers found was that compared to those who had received an influenza vaccination within the last year, and those who hadn't, there was a 2.44- and 3.29-fold increase in odds of hospitalization and ICU admission, respectively.
One co-author of the study said, "One of the biggest problems we have with any preventive measure is getting people to do it. So, maybe this would be a pretty good push for people to go out and get their flu shot." If you want to track the coronavirus for yourself, use the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker here. If you want to read more on this study, a link to it can be found here.
A new report has come out this Wednesday from Michigan health officials who have said that they have reported nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases.
According to the report, Michigan has added 4,101 new COVID-19 cases to its total, which has marked the first single-day rise of more than 4,000 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. On a seven-day average, the state is averaging 3,507 confirmed cases per day.
As for deaths, the state added 19 new deaths this past Wednesday, which has brought the state's average deaths per day to 23, up from 21 two weeks ago. If you are interested in reading more about what is going on in Michigan coronavirus wise, check out this link here. To track the coronavirus for yourself, visit this link here.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Kansas is nearing the 100,000 mark, after a report came out by Kansas health experts.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), there have been 41 more coronavirus deaths added to the state's total, now at 1,087. Since Monday this week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has also added 2,988 new COVID-19 cases onto the total, which is now sitting at 92,215.
Looking at KSN.com, we can see that hospitalizations in Kansas have increased by 91 in the past two days, and so far, there have been 571,465 people who have tested negative for the coronavirus. For more information about how the coronavirus is impacting Kansas, check out this link here. To track the coronavirus for yourself, visit the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker here.
Another update has been released by the Ohio Health Department, and now the state's total coronavirus cases are looming over the 250,000 case mark.
In a new report released this Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Health added another 4,229 new coronavirus cases to the state's total, bringing the tally to 230,209 cases. It should also be noted that the 4,229 new cases is now the state's record for most new coronavirus cases added in a single day.
In terms of deaths, the announcement added 55 more COVID-19 deaths to the total, which has brought it to 5,428. As for hospitalizations, the report has added 186 new hospitalizations to the total, making the tally now 19,801. If you are interested in reading more about this story, check out this link here. To track the coronavirus pandemic for yourself, use this tracker here.
If you have kept an eye on the coronavirus numbers in the United States, you would have seen that cases are spiking across the country.
Unfortunately, those coronavirus case spikes don't seem to be slowing down any time soon, and according to Dr. Fauci, the average cases are at about 70,000 a day. Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has said over the weekend that there are "more than 40 States are up-ticking with increases in cases, which will ultimately lead to increases in hospitalizations, and then ultimately with increases in deaths".
On top of that, Dr. Fauci explains that this is still the first wave of the virus, and that the United States never really got out of the first wave. "When I hear people talk about second and third waves, it really is the original wave that just resurges up, comes down a little, and resurges up again." The infectious disease expert says that the US never really got out of the first wave, and that what we have experienced so far is just peaks and valleys of the first wave. For more information about this story, check out this link here.
If you check out the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, you can see that cases are spiking across the country, but according to public health experts, the US isn't even in its most difficult time yet.
In a recent radio interview conducted over the weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, said that while the US is seeing massive increases in terms of new COVID-19 cases, the worst is still yet to come. The reason for this thinking from Dr. Fauci is because the US is slowly entering the colder months where people will be forced indoors, which will then result in the virus spreading more.
Here's what Dr. Fauci said, "As we enter into the cooler months, much of what is going to be done is going to be done indoors. So I'm concerned that unless we do something to turn this around, we're going to have a very difficult winter." This statement from Dr. Fauci is backed up by Statnews, who said that studies have shown that as colder weather moves in, more infections happen. This science was established on past research on flu and MERS, which is caused by another coronavirus.