OH breaks daily COVID-19 diagnosis record again with 2,858 new cases

Nellie Chapman
October 25, 2020

The spike comes less than two weeks before the election.

The World Health Organization has warned of an "exponential" rise in infections threatening health systems' ability to cope with a second wave of the pandemic, testing many nations that appeared to have the virus under control earlier this year.

Eight states reported record numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospital on Friday: Alaska, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming. Iran's Health Ministry has reported 6,134 new coronavirus cases in one day, bringing the national tally to 5,56,891 in the Middle East's hardest-hit country, according to the latest available data.

At least 35 states reported more new Covid-19 cases in the past week compared to the previous week, according to Johns Hopkins data.

Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation say almost all Americans should wear masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 [Michael Loccisano/Getty Images via AFP] In Tennessee, hospitals in Nashville said they had experienced a 40 percent increase in patients admitted for the coronavirus.

On Thursday, there were 916 reported fatalities in the United States, a day after the country recorded over 1,200 new deaths for the first time since August.

The country's seven-day average of new cases increased to more than 63,000 on Friday, an 84% increase from mid-September. The Florida Department of Health said the total number of Covid-19 cases has reached 776,251 and 16,417 residents of the state have died.

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Saturday saw 83,718 new cases, just 39 cases shy of the all-time record that was reported Friday. The spike to 84,218 cases, breaking the record of 77,299 set on July 16, comes as University of Washington researchers forecast that the USA death toll from COVID-19 could reach a total of 5,00,000 by February 2021.

Despite worrying trends, health officials maintain essential public health measures that can help turn things around: masks, social distancing, avoidance of crowd and frequent handwashing.

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said Friday that while "cautiously optimistic" that the United States will have a vaccine by the end of the year, he said it "may not happen and it may take longer".

He said, "If you were betting everything on one vaccine, I would be more concerned".

His remarks came the same day drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson announced they were set to resume their paused Covid-19 vaccine trials in the USA, both of which saw health scares in participants.

"We get exhausted of wearing masks, but it continues to be as important as it's ever been", he said.

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