The coronavirus pandemic is here. The number of cases has exploded over the past two weeks, including one confirmed death. This is the latest in a series of devastating health crises that have hit the United States.
This week we have a new CDC press release about the current coronavirus pandemic. It’s a little light on information, but we do have some new information you should take note of.
The CDC release provides information about the numbers of patients hospitalized, the number of deaths, and the number of people being treated for the virus. The agency also notes that the virus seems to be spreading more rapidly in certain parts of the country as compared to others. It appears to be hitting more people in the south.
We have a few new articles that are more specific. One is on the death tolls of the virus and the number of people who are being treated. The other is on the number of people showing symptoms and receiving treatment.
While the death toll for this virus has been down significantly from the peak of the last wave, deaths are still rising in certain areas of the country. A few weeks ago, there were 12 deaths in the northeast, while this week, there are four. The worst of this is in the south where the death toll for this wave is now approaching 50. The number of people who are being treated for this virus is also rising.
People are getting treated for Covid-19. Though there are no reports of any new coronavirus cases yet, there are a lot of people in the northern, south-central counties who are in a state of great anxiety. They are also getting tested for the virus by the FBI, which is another example of the way that the virus spreads.
All I can say is that the virus is not as deadly as people have been thinking. The CDC says that the death toll is now 8,000 in the United States. With over a quarter of the country’s population infected the death toll could be much higher. But that does not necessarily mean the case fatality rate will be much higher. For example, the number of deaths from a severe flu epidemic in the United States is about a third of the number of deaths from this virus.
This is an entirely different disease. The main difference is that this flu is spread through droplets. The virus is spread by direct contact, which we are still seeing the effects of. However, because the virus is not airborne, it can’t spread by touch. People will still die from this, but only because of direct contact. And it’s only been in the past few months that the CDC has been able to get a handle on the scope and severity of the spread.
The CDC also recently announced that the majority of the cases are now in China, with the majority in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. This is where the virus originated. In the last three weeks, over 18,000 people have died in Hubei, and the number of cases is now at over 150,000. Of those, over 8,000 are from Hubei.
It’s also important to note that China is still quite actively enforcing a strict quarantine.