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COVID-19: ‘No end in sight’ as US records over 4m COVID-19 cases: Report

*With 4,057,100 confirmed cases, 144,524 total deaths, “it’s almost your worst nightmare,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells US health officials in public remarks

*Country on path to lose over 200,000 American lives by November 1 as experts urge shutdown again

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As California surpasses New York with most cases in the latest figures of the disruptive Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the United States (US), the situation in the former is said to have gone from very good to very bad in a few short weeks.

Officials Thursday, July 23 reported that the number of daily deaths from the virus rose to 157 from the previous high of 149, with the total number of cases in the state surpassing that of New York, says agency report.

It was learnt that the total number of deaths increased to 8,027. In June, California was beginning to reopen its economy but backtracked when cases began to mount.

Previously on Wednesday, report indicated that California set a record for daily new cases, 12,807 then came close to breaking it Thursday in the week.

In terms of statistics, the only good news involves hospitalisations, as state health officials report 6,825 Coronavirus patients are in the hospital.

And 1,978 of them are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decline from the previous week for both categories, stated the report.

Subsequently, experts have urged shutdown as the US records 4 million COVID-19 cases.

It would be painful, but a group of 150 medical experts says the U.S. should shut down the economy again and start over in an effort to control the raging virus.

They issued their advice as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases rose past 4 million.

The people signing the letter to U.S. political leaders include medical experts, scientists, teachers, and nurses. They said a national policy is needed to bring the pandemic under control.

Experts say “right now we are on a path to lose more than 200,000 American lives by November 1, report further said.

“Yet, in many states, people can drink in bars, get a haircut, eat inside a restaurant, get a tattoo, get a massage, and do myriad other normal, pleasant, but non-essential activities,”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, expert and Director of the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), has offered a soothing and reassuring voice since the beginning of the pandemic.

However, he’s no longer sugar-coating the situation he sees in recent times, stated report.

Fauci, in his public remarks in the week, said: “We are living, right now, through a historic pandemic outbreak. And, we are, right now, in a situation where we do not see any particular end in sight.”

The characteristics of the Coronavirus, and the fact that there is no human immunity, makes it “a perfect storm,” and for public health officials, “it’s almost your worst nightmare.”

According to Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the US as Friday, July 24 had 4,057,100 confirmed cases, with 144,524 total deaths, whereas the total global cases hit 15,566,087 with 634,594 total deaths worldwide.

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