Covid-19 cases are rising in 22 of the 50 U.S. states, generally in the less-populated pieces of the Midwest and South, an investigation by Reuters has appeared.
As meager as three weeks prior, cases were expanding in just three states, Hawaii, Illinois and South Dakota, as indicated by the investigation contrasting cases for the fourteen day time of Aug. 8-22 with the previous fourteen days.
On a rate premise, South Dakota had the greatest increment in the course of recent weeks at 126%, revealing more than 3,700 new cases.
Well-being authorities have connected a portion of the ascent to a huge number of motorcyclists who plummeted on Sturgis, South Dakota, for a yearly assembly in August.
Cases are additionally rising quickly in Iowa, with 13,600 new diseases in the previous fourteen days, and North Dakota, with 3,600 new cases in a similar period.
The increments are conceal cross country by diminishing new infections in the most crowded conditions of California, Florida and Texas.
In California, cases fell by 39,000 over the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks, compared to a 37,000-case increase in the 22 states in the same period, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.
While cases nationally have dropped from a peak in July, the United States is going into the Labor Day holiday weekend with an average of 44,000 new cases a day — double the number ahead of the May 23-25 Memorial Day weekend.
At the same time, the United States continues to average about 1,000 new deaths from COVID-19 each day, with the total number of lives lost approaching 190,000 — the highest death toll in the world.
Also contributing to the spike in U.S. cases is the re-opening of schools and colleges in many areas and the large gatherings taking place despite the warnings of health experts, ranging from protests against racial injustice to rallies in support of President Donald Trump.
The government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has said that it is crucial that the outbreak be contained before the cold weather sets in, when influenza cases are likely to spike alongside COVID-19 and more people begin to move indoors, increasing the risk of contagion.