The United States reported 121,888 new COVID-19 yesterday, and 1,210 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard. That’s nearly 20,000 more cases than were reported yesterday, and the third day in a row of more than 1,000 deaths. The 7-day daily average of new cases is above 92,000.
The COVID Exit Strategy website, which measures each state’s progress based on 14-day trends in positive cases, hospital capacity, and testing, lists 43 states as having uncontrolled virus spread, and six as trending poorly. Only one state—Vermont—is listed as trending better.
“This is going to get worse before it gets better, and it could get significantly worse,” former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, told CNBC this morning.