Covid-19 Coronavirus Updates In The U.S. — October 16, 2020

USA World

Daily Mail: Daily COVID cases across the US spike to two-month high of 63K with total infections now nearing 8 MILLION – as hospitalizations continue to surge across the Midwest – but deaths continue to trend downward 

 * The number of cases across the country spiked to more than 63,000 on Thursday, which is a toll not seen since mid-August 
 * Twenty five states have so far set records for increases in new cases this month alone 
 * Majority of cases are coming from Midwestern states where Covid-19 hospitalizations are also spiking 
 * Deaths continue to trend downward nationally with an average of more than 700 Americans dying per day 
 * Fatalities are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after cases increase 
 * The number of new infections in states like Wisconsin and South Dakota have doubled in the last four weeks compared to the previous four weeks 
 * Hospitalizations are also surging in Wisconsin with 90% of ICU beds currently occupied in some regions 
 * A new forecast from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is predicting there will be nearly 80 percent more deaths by February 1 
Daily coronavirus cases across the United States have spiked to a two-month high with total infections now nearing the eight million mark – as cases and hospitalizations continue to surge mostly in the Midwest. 
The number of cases across the country spiked to more than 63,000 on Thursday, which is a toll not seen since mid-August. 
Twenty five states have so far set records for increases in new cases this month alone. 
The majority of cases are currently coming from Midwestern states where Covid-19 hospitalizations are also spiking. 
Deaths, however, continue to trend downward nationally with an average of more than 700 Americans dying per day. There were 820 deaths reported on Thursday. Fatalities are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after cases increase.