The corona situation in the USA remains tense: The country has a shocking record of deaths. Highs are also reported for new infections.
- The Infection numbers during the second wave * the Corona pandemic * in the United States are worrying.
- One Corona*-Hotspot is the border town El Paso in the US state Texas (Update from November 18, 12:54 p.m.).
- Now the country is the first in the world to have more than one Quarter of a million dead With Covid-19.
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Update from November 21st, 12.40 p.m .: In the United States has the number of New corona infections a new one on the second day in a row Peak reached. Authorities reported within 24 hours on Friday 195,542 new casesaccording to data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday morning. The highest daily value to date was only registered on Friday and was 187,833 new corona cases.
There is also a new one in the Trump family Corona case: The eldest son of the incumbent US President, Donald Trump Junior, has tested positive according to his spokesman – and immediately went into quarantine.
Corona in the USA: Several states are putting on night curfews
Update from November 20, 7:59 p.m .: Because of the extreme high number of new infections has now too California among the states with a night curfew lined up like that New York Times reported. Democratic governor Gavin Newsom made the decision on Thursday. Citizens can go there from Saturday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. no longer leave the house. Only those who have a valid reason can become an exception. That way, California hopes that Spread of the virus in restaurants, bars and at parties. In fact, when the new rule comes into effect, bars will have to close at 10 p.m.
Corona in the USA: More than 2200 deaths within one day
Update from November 20, 9:36 a.m.: In the US there are more than within 24 hours 2200 people the consequences of a corona infection died. That comes from the data from the Johns Hopkins University. Because of the recent sharp rise in the number of new infections, several states have theirs Corona measures tightened again.
Update from November 19, 3:32 p.m.: In the US, citizens will soon be able to find themselves at home corona testing. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has one for the first time Rapid antigen test approved for domestic use. The test kit from the US manufacturer Lucira Health received emergency approval, the FDA said. However, the test must be prescribed by a doctor and is suitable for people 14 years and older. The result of the rapid test is available within 30 minutes and is easy to use. A swab must first be used to take a sample from your nose, according to the FDA by a health care provider. The sample swab is then vortexed in a vial and placed in a test unit.
United States – Corona deaths top 250,000
Update from November 19, 7:59 a.m.: The Sars-CoV-2 virus has recently expanded again in the USA – now the country is the first in the world to have more than one Quarter of a million dead. Brazil follows in second place with almost 167,000 deaths. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) counted – as of Wednesday evening – 250,029 corona deaths in the USA.
Many US metropolises are reacting. From this Thursday on you have to be in New York City also the schools close again. It was only at the end of September that the city’s public schools (around 1800 in number) were reopened here. But only around one third the student had that Face-to-face teaching Visited since then – many parents left their children out Fear of contagion take part in the online lessons that are still offered.
Coronavirus in New York City: Only a third of the students in classroom lessons – schools are closing again
The city administration and the teachers’ unions wanted to close the schools again as soon as the city had one Three percent rate at positive tests exceeds. The measure is controversial: According to the school district director Richard Carranza, the positivity rate is also in the schools 0.19 percent lower than in city-wide average. The positivity rate in New York is also significantly lower than in many other areas of the USA. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of a “precautionary measure”.
Corona in the USA: Maximum number of deaths in one day since May – Shocking images from Texas
Update from November 18, 12:54 p.m .: In the United States has the number of Kill with proven Corona infection reached the highest value since mid-May on Tuesday. The authorities reported 1707 dead within 24 hours, according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday morning. The number of New infections within a day was 161,934 cases.
Relative to the number of inhabitants, the number of victims is among others in Belgium, Spain and Argentina higher than in the US.
Corona in the USA: Biden warns of more deaths from Trump’s blockade
“If we don’t coordinate, more people could die,” warned the future US president Joe Biden on Monday. Because of Donald Trumps Refusal to die Handover of government affairs to initiate, threaten even more people after one Corona infection to die, said the former vice president. For example, his team must have access to the plans that show how more than 300 million Americans are vaccinated should be. “This is a huge, huge undertaking,” he emphasized.
If his team is preparing to Inauguration at the January 20th have to wait, delay all of this by a month or a month and a halfexplained Biden. That is why it is important that the poll now or “as soon as possible”. Usually begins the procedure for Handover in the United States immediately after the election of a new president.
I am alarmed by the surge in reported COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities. This crisis demands a robust and immediate federal response which has been woefully lacking.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 14, 2020
Corona in the USA: Shocking images from Texas – prisoners load dead people into refrigerated trucks
First report from November 17th: Munich / El Paso – The Corona infection numbers in the United States remain worryingly high. The authorities reported on Monday 166,045 new cases within a day, as from the data of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore. The number of newly registered people has been around for several days Corona cases above the value of 100,000. The highest value so far was recorded last Friday when more than 177,000 new infections were reported.
The Corona hotspot the United States is currently the state Texas. On Monday there was the brand of 20,000 corona deaths exceeded. Last week, Texas became the first state to use the brand of one million confirmed corona cases has exceeded. Much of the New infections has been in the border town for the past few weeks El Paso detected. Terrifying pictures have now been taken there.
Corona in the USA: inmates load dead people into refrigerated trucks in Texas
Behind one crowded morgue in El Paso loaded prisoners Corona deaths * in an erected Refrigerated truck. As the New York Post reported that the detainees volunteered for work. You’re supposed to make two dollars an hour. Four to ten prisoners, as well eight refrigerated trailers have been in for a week Continuous usein order to be able to deal with the high number of deaths, it says in the report. Two more trailers are to be added.
– New York Post (@nypost) November 16, 2020
A Nurse from the university hospital in El Paso has the most serious allegations against the alleged Corona policy their clinic. In one Live video on Facebook described Lawanna Rivers dramatic scenes *. Among other things, she reported on a room that was only used for To die was there and was called “The Pit” by the staff. Whoever is brought there can only come out of the room “in a body bag”, said Rivers in a desperate tone.
Corona in the USA: Governors of several states are tightening the measures
In the US state California was also the threshold of last week one million confirmed corona infections * exceeded. The state must Emergency brake pull, said Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, explaining the harder ones activities. Bars and fitness facilities have to close, restaurants can only serve outside or sell outside the home. Schools are also only allowed to give online lessons.
Due to the alarming increases we are seeing in # COVID19 cases, CA is pulling an emergency brake.
To slow the spread, 41 counties – 94% of California’s population –
will now be in purple, the most restrictive tier.
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 16, 2020
The governor of the US state Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has also taken hold of stricter measures to contain the Corona pandemic defended. “We are in the worst weeks of this pandemic. We’ve been through this for nine months and right now the numbers are worse than ever and so we have to take aggressive action, ”explained Whitmer on Monday the transmitter MSNBC. In view of the “power vacuum” in Washington be it the job of the governors to do everything possible to save lives and to heed the advice of health professionals. (ph) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network
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