USA virus deaths 'could hit 500,000' by Feb

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Sixteen U.S. states also hit one-day records for new infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Friday, including five considered key in the November 3 presidential election: Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The total United States caseload reported Friday was 83,757, topping the 77,362 cases reported on July 16.

Sixteen states also hit one-day records Friday. France, Germany, and the Czech Republic are among the several that have recently reported a new record in daily cases.

The news comes as some hospitals in the Midwest and West have become overwhelmed by the rising number of cases and as the daily death toll crested above 1,000.

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Health experts haven't pinpointed the reason for the rise.

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.

IHME's Director, Chris Murray, said during a media conference: "We think the key point here is that there's a huge winter surge coming and our models have been showing that for many months".

The United States has the most cases in the world at 8.5 million and the most fatalities with 224,000 lives lost.

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US Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned that the number of hospital admission was also growing, but at the same time he said that the mortality rates were also falling due to better patient care. The country reported another 2,165 people with COVID-19 symptoms on October 23, the highest one-day figure since May when Ankara imposed a series of restrictive measures. It has reported over the past week an average of 60,000 new cases per day, the highest seven-day average since early August.

Presently the worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, the USA has so far reported 8,484,991 Covid-19 cases and 223,914 deaths.

These were the details of the news The number of deaths from United States viruses could be 500,000 by. for this day.

The Northeast remains the one region of the county without a significant surge in cases, but infections are trending higher.

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