The states from Connecticut to the Western Rocky Mountains are teetering under the weight of the increase. The death toll in the United States has risen to 223,995According to Johns Hopkins University. The total number of cases in the United States reported on the site on Friday was 83,757, surpassing the 77,362 cases reported on July 16.
The impact is being felt in every section of the country – a lockdown in the Oglala Sioux Reserve in South Dakota, appealed by Florida A health official to stop kids’ parties, and dire warnings from the Utah governor, put an increasingly desperate situation in a hospital in northern Idaho, who is running out of place and contemplating airlift to Seattle or Oregon.
“We’ve basically closed an entire floor in our hospital. We’ve had to double the rooms. We’ve bought more hospital beds,” said Dr. Robert Skogens, a pulmonologist at Kootenai Health Hospital in Coeur d’Alene.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced Friday.Utah State Day – But Not a Good Day“Cases have reached an all-time high.
He said, “So far, our hospitals have been able to provide quality care to all Covid and non-Covid patients who need it.” But today we stand on the edge of a precipice. If the Utahans don’t take serious steps to curb mass gatherings and wear masks, our healthcare providers will not have the capacity to provide quality care to everyone who needs it. ”
Herbert said that under the Public Health Order, masks are required in 21 counties, and he urged Utah residents to wear one when near someone outside their immediate home.
The Seven days at the rolling rate For new daily cases in the United States It exceeded 61,140 on ThursdayCompared to 44,647 two weeks ago. The record was reached on July 22 when the moving average was 67,293.
The head of the World Health Organization has warned that countries in the northern hemisphere are at a “critical juncture”.
“The next few months will be very difficult, and some countries will be on a dangerous path,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.