As the Labor Day weekend began, the U.S. recorded more than 50,000 new cases of coronavirus, the highest uptick since mid-August, as some governors cautioned that the virus might spread during major weekend gatherings.
New deaths in the U.S. increased Friday by 50,502 and the death rate was also up to 188,000, according to figures collected by Johns Hopkins University. The estimated number of confirmed cases nationally exceeded 6.2 million. Despite the increase on Friday in new instances, the figure remains below the record highs recorded in July.
Coronavirus cases rise as Labor day approaches
According to a Wall Street Journal review of Johns Hopkins results, the seven-day total of new everyday cases across the U.S. was nearly 40,319 for Sept. 3. Although the number is the lowest one-week average for the country since June 29, the average is considerably higher than in parts of May and June when it was in the low 20,000s.
There have been worries among some health authorities regarding the possibility of a continued significant number of reported incidents.
Governors in some states had also warned residents over the long weekend to take precautions.
“When the weekend reaches Labor Day. The COVID would not take a break”. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote in a tweet. “Don a mask. Be strategic. Prepare well.”
The quest to develop a Covid-19 vaccine was going forward. With several big drug makers starting to research potential shots. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on Friday in an interview on ABC News. He states should be getting ready to start prescribing vaccines “just in case” by November.
Hospitals , clinics and physician offices have struggled to ensure they have the resources to administer the vaccines until they are available.
According to a draught statement reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc. expect to issue the Protection Promise to also improve trust in the vaccines.