The average daily number of cases of Covid-19 in the United States has risen, an increase of nearly 884% since mid-June, according to federal data.
Many states, including Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana and Mississippi, have been experiencing the worst increase since the outbreak began in March 2020.
The average number of cases in New York City is now almost five times higher than it was a month ago. And more and more people are dying every day, health officials highlighted.
The country’s average daily death toll has risen to nearly 500, an 183% increase over the previous month compared to the previous month.
Seven weeks ago, daily deaths were at their lowest level since late March 2020.
The American College of Medicine pointed out that masks are needed in all schools “as part of a comprehensive effort to reduce the spread of Govt-19.”
The report follows recommendations from the American Pediatric Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and some school districts oppose banning mask orders in states such as Texas and Florida.
ACP President Dr. George Abraham said in a statement, “Masks are an important public health tool in keeping everyone in our school communities safe.”
“Especially with such a large section of our school population still unable to access the Govt-19 vaccine, masks are essential in our fight to control the epidemic,” he said.
ACP is the largest medical specialty community in the United States with over 161,000 inpatient members.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said it would deploy 1,500 National Security members to help hospitals across the state, “with a heavier load of patients during delta variant waves.”
“I can not stress enough the severity of this crisis for all Oregonians, especially those in need of emergency or intensive care,” Brown said.
“When our hospitals are full of Govt-19 patients, there will be no room for someone in need of care after a car accident or heart attack or other emergency situation,” he warned.
On Friday, a U.S. CDC advisory panel recommended that patients with weakened immune systems receive additional doses of the Pfizer-Bioentech or Modern vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came to a unanimous vote within 24 hours of revising the approval for emergency use of vaccines to include patients with moderate and severe immunodeficiency.
(With information from ANSA).