The second wave of the Corona epidemic killed more than 2.5 million people in the United States
Voice of America 19 Nov, 2020
The death toll from the corona virus in the United States has exceeded two and a half million. The record death toll comes as the second wave of the Corona epidemic across the United States has once again led to an increase in new cases and deaths.
Schools have closed in New York, the largest city in the United States, following an increase in cases.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that all public schools in the city will be closed from Thursday as a precautionary measure in the wake of the second wave of the Corona epidemic.
The mayor said in a tweet that the city had been recording more than 3% positive corona tests for the past seven days, after which it was decided to close schools.
It should be noted that New York was the city most affected by the first wave of corona in the United States, where schools reopened in late September and early October after the epidemic subsided, with a daily rate of 2% positive corona cases. Were Prior to New York, schools in several US cities, including Boston and Detroit, have been closed due to an increase in coronary heart disease cases.
The United States ranks first in the world in terms of the number of deaths and illnesses caused by the global Corona epidemic.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus earlier this year, 11.5 million people across the United States have been infected.
As the second wave of corona intensifies, more than 1.5 million new corona cases are reported every day in the United States over the past week, three times more than a month ago.
During this period, more than 1,100 deaths were recorded daily due to the virus. The increase in cases has also increased patient pressure on hospitals.
In view of the increasing number of patients and deaths, many states have once again imposed restrictions on the movement of people and business activities to prevent further spread of the virus.
On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walls announced the closure of all restaurants, bars and gyms for the next four weeks. There are now four times more cases of the virus being reported daily in Minnesota than a month ago.
The number of deaths and cases in the United States is rising as Thanksgiving approaches next week.
Every year, millions of Americans travel to different parts of the world to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. Authorities fear that if this happens again, the epidemic could escalate as people infected with the virus move from one place to another.
Officials in various states have urged American citizens to celebrate Thanksgiving at home this time and to avoid meeting relatives.