The number of people in the United States hospitalized for COVID-19 on Thursday topped 90,000, marking a record high for the 17th day in a row and a grim sign of what lies ahead as infections continue to soar.
Around 125,000 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country. However, the full picture of infections and deaths was incomplete with 20 states or U.S. territories not reporting data on Thanksgiving Day, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Public health experts are bracing for a spike in cases following Thanksgiving, which saw many people travel and gather with their families despite pleas from local officials to stay home. In New York City, a flood of people scrambled to get tested prior to the holiday, resulting in hours-long waiting times.
Because people are tired of all the needed steps to control the virus and a portion of the population won’t even try the sickness, death, and damage of the virus is surging again. Hugs