The death toll of US coronavirus reaches 170,000 before fall flu season

The death toll of US coronavirus reaches 170,000 before fall flu season

According to a Reuters count, the United States exceeded 170,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, as health officials raise concerns about coronavirus that complicates the fall flu season. On Sunday, deaths rose by 483, with Florida, Texas, and Louisiana leading to an increase in fatalities. The United States has confirmed a total of at least 5.4 million cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest in the world and undoubtedly an undercount since the country has not yet ramped up testing to the required rate. Cases in most states are decreasing, with the exception of Hawaii, South Dakota and Illinois.

Public health officials and authorities are worried about a potential revival in declining cases in the midst of the start of the flu season, likely to intensify attempts to combat coronavirus. In an interview with Web MD, Centers for Disease Control Manager Robert Redfield warned that the United States could be in for its “worst decline” if the public may not follow the guidelines.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation anticipates an increase in Covid-19 cases in the coming months , resulting in around 300,000 additional deaths by December, and an rise in hospitalizations by about 75 per cent. There are at least 21.5 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, with more than 765,000 confirmed deaths. At nearly a fifth of infections and deaths, the United States remains the regional epicenter of the virus.