The epidemic spread to the Kansas Prairie, with the United States reporting 8 million cases of Covid-19.
After months of struggling to stop the spread of coronavirus in the rest of the country, new Covid-19 cases in Sunflower State have gone from a torrent in recent weeks to 5,203 reported in the last seven days. Statistics from NBC News on Thursday show.
During the same period, 115 deaths were reported due to Covid-19 and on Wednesday, the state recorded a further record of 67 fat casualties, according to new figures.
“The numbers are getting worse,” Dr. Lee Norman, the state’s top health official, told a news conference at the State House. Said Wednesday.
Kansas is one of many Midwestern states that have recently seen a dramatic increase in new coronavirus cases, with public health experts blaming a growing reluctance to adhere to a mix of cold environments and restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus.
New cases were reported Thursday in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Ohio.
“Whether we’re in the second wave, or in the second crust of the first, our current condition is serious, especially outside of well-maintained metro areas,” Missouri Hospitals Association spokesman Dave Dillon told the St. Louis Post -Dispatch.
But compared to California and Texas, Kansas has the lowest number of states with the highest number of cases.
In Kansas, 69, 1 confirmed5 confirmed cases were reported because the outbreak did not exceed 59,6060 cases reported in the United States on Wednesday. And with the number of Covid-19 cases in the country hitting 8 million, Kansas accounts for less than 1 percent of the total.
But the state, which died in Kansas last week, accounted for about 1 percent of the total 8,838 deaths reported since the coronavirus crisis began.
In other coronavirus news:
- In another indication that the recovery of the U.S. economy is stalling, weekly early unemployment claims reached 898,000 last week, the Labor Department reports. That disappointing figure was much higher than analysts expected at st 30,000.
- The herd immunity that President Donald Trump is pushing for as a way to stop the epidemic is a “dangerous disorder unsupported by scientific evidence,” it has been revealed in the leading medical journal, The Lancet.
- Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris canceled her travel plans after two people involved in the campaign tested positive. Harris himself has tested negative, as has presidential candidate Joe Biden.
- The Nebraska Sen., one of the few Republican senators who has dared to criticize Trump in public, reports the Washington Examiner. Ben Sass, in a private call with voters, said the president’s epidemic leadership was “not fair or responsible or appropriate,” according to a report by The Washington Examiner.
- Gina Raymondo, a Rhode Island government official, said the trick or treatment would be allowed, but no big Halloween bashes. “If your party has more than 15 people, we’ll shut you down,” he said.
- The Atlanta Falcons shut down their training facility after a staff member tested positive. Other NFL teams such as the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans have had to shut down their individual operations for the same reason.
Rising epidemics are taking hold in parts of Kansas that are least prepared for the epidemic – rural areas, Norman said. Half of the new cases were in the state’s least populous counties.
A family physician in Northwest Kansas, Dr. Beth O’Leary said there is a spread of coronavirus because people don’t wear masks and attend weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and other events where the infection spreads.
When government Laura Kelly placed a five-week stay-at-home order for people in the corner of Kansas in the spring, it was “like going to the basement for a tornado that never came,” Oller said.
“Even though those of us in public health were saying, ‘It’s coming! It’s coming! “We can’t stop being diligent,” he told the Associated Press. “It’s hard to keep up. ‘
Rural Kansas is also Trump’s red Trump country and public health experts said the mixed messages emanating from the White House have also undermined their efforts to ensure people have proper safety precautions.
Sheriff Alan Weber came down with Covid-19 in rural Gove County and was recently released from the hospital. When the Associated Press caught up with him last week, Weber was working from a local medical center and was still having trouble breathing.
It was not stopped even when the pips oximeter alarm sounded when the oxygen level was too low.
“He’ll be out of here in a minute,” Weber said, between coughing and exhaling.
Kansas is not the only Midwestern state where legislators, mostly Republicans, do not force masks or beef-up public health restrictions.
“I’m not for the mask order,” Steve Bacon, Bismarck, Republican mayor of North Dakota, told Chuck Todd of MSNBC on Thursday. “I think we need to rely on people to do the right thing in the right situations.”
Trump, who recently returned from a campaign after being hospitalized in Covid-19, was recently criticized for refusing to wear a mask at public events and accused people of lying about the risk of an epidemic.
“What I’m doing is a big deal outside,” Trump said in an interview with the Fox Business Network on Thursday. “And if you look at those people, they really wear masks.”
Trump’s false statement remained uncontrollable by host Stuart Verney.
Later at a campaign rally in North Carolina, Trump made the first elaborate remarks about his youngest son, Baron, who tested positive for the coronavirus, but the symptoms never developed.
“Baron had it, he recovered so quickly,” Trump said. “I said wait a minute, how long will it take? They have the power of the immune system, it’s better than all of us. That’s it.”
Most of the epidemic deaths were either elderly or disabled, but the average age of Covid-19 victims is becoming a downward trend as students return to school. Although it has been rare for children under the age of 18 to die from the virus (121, according to recent government figures), they pose a risk as a potential carrier of the disease for adults, public health experts say.
Researchers at Cornell University have named Trump one of the biggest spreaders of coronavirus misinformation.
If Trump insists that his administration has done “extraordinary” work, then the U.S. Of the world.6.6. million million accounts for more than a fifth of confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 dashboard.
U.S. India is still the world leader in both the categories, but India may soon take the lead in the number of confirmed cases. It had 7.3 million as of Thursday, according to the dashboard.