The Covid-19 virus spike after the 2020 Holiday season climbs….
That while the outgoing Trump admin does virtually nothing leaving Governor’s on their own , waiting for the Biden admin to give them help in the weeks ahead….
Vaccine’s are slowing arriving, but are slow to get out to first group of those that should get it before the general public….
One word of caution….
The some of the new numbers are catch-up numbers from the holidays….
At least 3,895 new coronavirus deaths and 300,594 new cases were reported in the United States on Jan. 8. Over the past week, there has been an average of 259,564 cases per day, an increase of 40 percent from the average two weeks earlier. As of Saturday morning, more than 21,990,300 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus according to a New York Times database….
The State of the Virus
Update for the week of January 3-9
- The pandemic is as bad as it has ever been in the United States. On Jan. 7, more than 4,100 deaths and more than 280,000 new cases — both records — were announced nationwide.
- The surge in deaths is not confined to a single region. New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Michigan and Texas each saw at least 500 deaths in just a week.
- The situation in California remains extraordinarily bad. Still, there are tentative signs that case numbers could be leveling off.
- Rhode Island, praised for its handling of the spring surge, has in recent weeks had the worst outbreak of any Northeastern state.
- Florida officials announced their two highest single-day case totals of the pandemic on Jan. 6 and 7. Miami-Dade County continues to report more than 2,000 cases on most days, and outbreaks around Jacksonville and in the Panhandle are growing.
- The country’s vaccination campaign lags far behind the federal government’s goals. Through Jan. 7, 5.9 million people had received a first dose. West Virginia and South Dakota have had the most success vaccinating residents. Georgia and Mississippi have struggled.