As coronavirus hospitalizations continue to increase, the number of deaths is expected to decline further.
That puts the death toll at 336,000 by the end of this year.
Both companies are preparing to send vaccines against the virus, but the dosage will be limited and will not be available to the wider population until 2021.
November is marked by those horrible records, hospitalization is at least 20 days a month. Health experts warn that things will get even worse in the coming weeks, with a drop from the upcoming holidays.
Maryland hospitals, which have already seen a 51% increase in coronavirus hospitalization, are preparing for that impact and have until Dec. 8 to submit their detailed strategies to expand bed and staff capabilities, including encouraging universities to initially graduate qualified health care students, Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
States have pushed back against climbing records
Coronavirus extermination in many states was at record levels on Tuesday, and local leaders pushed back against the rise with new measures to combat the virus.
Oregon reported the highest number of single-day deaths, Texas set a record for a single-day increase in more than 15,000 cases, and Mississippi has the highest number ever hospitalized, state officials said.
Now, 65% of the counties in Mississippi are under additional restrictions, which include masked orders to deal with the increase.
“This is the time when the virus is most prevalent,” Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters. “The higher the number of cases we report, the higher the risk of catching it, and the more virus there is in communities.”
The Kentucky government on Tuesday called Andy Bashir the “worst day” in the state for “almost every measure” for the coronavirus.
“This is the deadliest day we have had,” Beshir said. “If we all don’t do our part, if we try to be the exception, this thing will not work to slow down, and we will lose a lot of Kentucky who we like and care about.”
Los Angeles County, California still has a “worst day” when it comes to cases and hospitals, according to Dr Barbara Ferrer, director of the county department of public health.
“However, it’s not going to be the worst day of the pandemic in Los Angeles County.
The county enacted a revised stay on home order Monday, banning outdoor dining and meeting with people outside the same home.
Nursing home cases reach their peak from spring to spring
Nursing homes that were severely damaged at the start of the epidemic have reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases since spring, according to a report released Tuesday by the American Healthcare Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA / NCAL).
“Our worst fears have come true because COVID is prevalent in the general population, and long-term care facilities are powerless to prevent them from entering completely due to its asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic outbreak,” said AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson / NCAL, in a statement.
Between the weeks of September and November 15, there was a 177% increase in new weekly nursing home cases nationwide. The increase in cases is accompanied by an increase in coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.
Nursing homes in the Midwest were particularly badly damaged, with an increase of more than 400% in weekly cases since mid-September.
This increase is associated with an increase in cases across the country and health experts say the increased prevalence in the community is a good indicator of an increase in cases in nursing homes.
“Our elderly population is very vulnerable and has not shown signs of increasing COVID levels across the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s highest priority for vaccine distribution is long-term care residents and staff,” Parkinson said.
Health care workers and chronic care patients are vaccinated first
The widespread distribution of vaccines may still be only months away, but the U.S. is preparing to ship the first wave of vaccines – and health care workers and long-term care patients are at the top of the list to receive them.
Federal officials expect 40 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to be available by the end of December, but those doses will not be available all at once, the CDC told vaccine consultants Tuesday.
Dr Sarah Oliver of the CDC told the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that the agency expects to receive between 5 million and 10 million doses per week for the first few months as vaccine manufacturers accelerate manufacturing.
CNN’s Raja Rezek, Jennifer Henderson, Devon M. Sayers, Rebecca Rice, Lauren Mascarenhas, Sarah Moon, Maggie Fox and Eric Levenson contributed to the report.