According tomedia reports, according to the United States statistics on the outbreak of neo-crown pneumonia, since mid-September, the case of neo-crown pneumonia in the country continued to rise, has reached the level of 453,000 cases per day. The curve rises again, as it did in early June, and it all happens on a higher baseline. That’s why the next peak is expected to exceed the dire figure of mid-July.
New coronavirus data from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows how the U.S. outbreak evolved from March to October this year.
The data also show that the virus has been transferred to different states with low previous cases. The first wave was most severe in the Northeast, and the second wave was most severe in the southern states and California. There is now a resustation in the South, with a significant increase in cases in several Midwestern states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah, Wyoming and The Dakotas.
Time magazine notes that the virus is currently affecting less affected counties than the worst-hit counties in the previous two waves. Data from the same analysis from Johns Hopkins University show a significant increase in cases in rural areas or counties with a population of between 4 million and 220,000. One-third of the U.S. population lives in these counties.
If warm weather, coupled with looser blockades, facilitates the spread of COVID-19 in summer, the cold season will encourage more people to stay indoors. This is where most transmissions occur. Saliva droplets and aerosols are invisible to the naked eye and are sprayed when coughing, sneezing, talking or even just breathing. Coupled with the flu, people could experience a more severe outbreak of the new coronavirus this winter, which could take months to subside.
The same public health measures that reduce the spread of COVID-19 apply regardless of whether the weather outside is cold or hot. Wearing a mask, washing your hands and keeping a social distance can reduce the risk of transmission.