COVID-19 Hospitalisations in US Photo: NYT

US hospitals overwhelmed by rising cases of virus infections

*Epidemiologists say young people are passing COVID-19 on to older people, who are more vulnerable to the virus

*Researchers identify the potentially riskiest activities to contract pandemic

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Hospitalisations, again, are apparently at the breaking point in the United States (US), as the daily increase in COVID-19 cases recording more than 100,000 each day this month is taking a toll on the developed country’s hospitals, which faced the same crisis in the early days of the pandemic.

ConsumerConnect reports the Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University revealed the total US confirmed cases were 10,421,678 with aggregate deaths estimated at 241,949.

Globally, Coronavirus were put at 52,331,462, and total deaths 1,287,966.

It was gathered the number of hospitalised patients exceeded 65,000 Wednesday, November 11, according to the COVID-19 Tracking Project.

It broke the record set the day before, and no one expects that it will remain intact for very long, agency report.

According to epidemiologists, many of the new infections have been among young people, many of whom rarely need hospital treatment.

However, they say young people are passing it on to older people, who are more vulnerable to the virus and usually need a hospital’s care.

Researchers stress where you’re most at risk of getting COVID-19.

Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly increasing all across the country, seemingly without rhyme or reason.

But new research is shedding light on infection risks and identifying where you’re most likely to get the virus.

Experts at Stanford and Northwestern created models that predict where infection risks are the highest.

They include full-service restaurants, gyms, hotels, cafes, religious organisations, and limited-service restaurants.

Jure Leskovec, Associate Professor at Stanford University, told reporters that “infections are happening very unevenly — that there are about 10 percent of points-of-interest that account for over 80 percent of all infections.

“And these are places that are smaller, more crowded and people dwell there longer.”

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