The country has been admitted to a Govt-19 hospital for four consecutive days.
The high number is a reminder that even after 2020, the epidemic will continue to wreak havoc in some parts of the country. Some leaders warn that the worst is yet to come.
“We’re still getting our hard and dark days,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Corsetti told CNN.
The increasing number of hospitals in the districts is pushing hospitals to the brink of “catastrophe,” said Dr Christina Galle, its health service director.
The California Office of Emergency Management says design and construction experts from the Army Corps of Engineers have been hired to repair oxygen delivery systems at several older hospitals in the Los Angeles area.
Teams will soon begin work Saturday at six exaggerated hospitals that have been identified as having infrastructure issues that prevent them from delivering high-pressure oxygen to COVID-19 patients.
“The State of California continues to work to support our hospitals and to protect the lives of Californians affected by COVID-19,” said Mark Gillard, Director of the Office of the Governor for Emergency Services.
“By working to improve the challenging oxygen delivery systems in these older hospitals, we can improve our ability to provide survival medical care to those in need.”
In Atlanta, a convention center will begin Friday and again become an overflow field hospital – a service that was previously provided twice during epidemics – the Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s office said.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Georgia hospitals has doubled since mid-November on a given day, data from the monitoring program show.
Kemp said the conference center’s beds will “help ensure that our hospitals continue to have the capacity needed for cov and non-cov patients”.
In terms of official figures, it took 292 days to count the first 10 million cases in the United States, and only 54 more days to double that number.
December 34 was the worst month of the epidemic for the United States, with more than 77,500 of the country’s 346,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Experts have warned that the daily number could worsen nationwide in the coming weeks, causing swelling from meetings and travel during the holidays.
Millions of Americans wanted to spend time away from home, despite repeated calls from local and state leaders to celebrate only with their household members.
Is there a new mutation in the United States?
Genomics says there is no evidence that the UK variant is common in the United States
Genomics company Helix told CNN that it had not yet been tested that the easily transmitted variant of the corona virus was common across the United States.
Helix officials said only four of the 31 samples had changed in favor of the pattern of mutations first identified in the UK.
The mutation method, known as B.1.1.7 or VUI-202012/01, was first found in the UK and has been found in samples from at least 30 countries, including those in California, Colorado and Florida.
“We can not say with confidence when the B.1.1.7 strain appeared in the United States,” said Dr. James Lu, co-founder and president of Helix.
“But this is not common, indicating it has not been in circulation for a long time.”
Lou said America is not really that hard.
“Currently, the United States ranks lower than many other countries – a recent report by GISAID estimates that the United States ranks 0.3 percent positive cases against the UK, up from seven percent,” Lu added.
As the United States closes its third week of vaccinations, Dr. Anthony Fucci released an important report on Friday on how they will continue.
Fassi told CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen that the United States will continue to give two weeks of current corona virus vaccines and will not follow the UK decision to delay the second dose.
When asked about England’s new vigor program, Fucci said, “I will not support it.”
“We’re going to continue to do what we do.”
So far, two doses of corona virus vaccines approved in the United States are required, taken every three to four weeks.
Pfizer and Moderna, manufacturers of two vaccines approved for emergency use in the United States, have been studying the effectiveness of the two doses at intervals of a few weeks, except for a few months, said Fucci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“The truth is, we want to be consistent with what science tells us, and the data on both (vaccines) indicates that you give a prime, followed by 21 days of encouragement with Pfizer and 28 days with Moderna, and that’s the decision we made,” he said Friday.
“We make decisions based on data. We don’t have the data to give a dose and wait longer than normal,” he said.
Those vaccinated by the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 14 are set to take their second shots soon.
Experts say it could take months for vaccines to become widespread to reverse the trend.
The change is slower than many officials expected, but if the United States can catch up in 2021, it could be widely vaccinated in early spring, Fassi said.