Beijing, February 2 (Xinhua) comprehensive report, according to the data of Johns Hopkins University, as of 6:22 on February 2, Beijing time, more than 26.29 million new crown cases have been confirmed in the United States, and more than 440000 people have died due to the new crown. Although the number of new cases in the United States has shown a downward trend recently, the death toll is still high, and the number of new death cases reached a new high in January. Experts in the United States have warned that if the epidemic situation is not prevented from further spreading, the mutated virus may aggravate the epidemic situation in the United States.
People in San Francisco were vaccinated at the San Francisco City College’s mass vaccination center on January 31 local time. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan
New death record in the United States in January
The number of new cases and inpatients showed a downward trend
Novel coronavirus pneumonia has climbed to 440 thousand in January, and more than 95000 people died in January alone, the highest in the total number of new crown pneumonia deaths in the United States. In the past week, an average of 3150 people were killed by the new crown every day, slightly lower than the peak in mid January.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia was the second most severe month in December 2020. Over 77000 deaths occurred. In April, nearly 61000 deaths were recorded. Over half of the new crown pneumonia deaths occurred in the three months, January 2021, December 2020 and April 2020.
Although the recent decline in the number of cases and hospitalizations is encouraging, the grim reality is that the number of new deaths in January has been the highest since the outbreak began, said wallensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With the arrival of February 2021, the number of new crown inpatients fell below 100000 for the first time in two months. The average number of new infections is about 148000 per day, which is lower than the peak of nearly 250000 in mid January. In the 50 states of the United States, the number of new cases showed a downward trend.
However, since the death toll reached its peak on January 8, 2021, the average number of new cases per day for seven days in the United States has almost declined, but the death toll remains high.
Residents of San Francisco, California, relax in a park on January 1 local time. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan
A new case of mutated coronavirus found in medoti
Experts: mutated virus may aggravate the epidemic in the United States
At present, the three mutated new coronaviruses found in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil have been found in the United States. Many new cases of variant coronavirus infection have been found in many places in the United States.
According to the health authorities on February 1 local time, there have been 19 cases of mutated new coronavirus infection in Georgia from the UK. Iowa also found three cases of new coronavirus from the UK. At present, local health officials said that close contacts of infected people are being tracked.
Ostrholm, director of the center for infectious disease research and policy at the University of Minnesota, said on January 31 local time that the variant virus found in the UK is easier to spread, and the virus may cause a surge of confirmed cases in the next six to 14 weeks. The mutated new coronavirus will trigger an unprecedented “new wave” of epidemic situation. If we can not stop the spread of the epidemic situation, we “will see some phenomena that we have never seen in this country”.
“Hurricane is coming,” he said If we let that happen, we’ll go through a situation we’ve never seen before. I predict it’s going to be a category five hurricane, 450 miles offshore
Ostholm also said that there is a group of people in the United States who are very resistant to wearing masks. “About 25% to 30% of Americans regard wearing masks as a great shame, and they insist on not wearing them. Even if you send two N95 masks to their home, they refuse to use them. “
Wallensky also urged eligible people to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and stressed that it is not time to relax basic preventive measures such as wearing masks.
On January 4, 2021 local time, New York, USA, nurse Sandra Lindsay received the second dose of new coronavirus vaccine at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
20 million doses of vaccine are missing
Biden administration insists on two injections of vaccine
At present, the United States has confirmed that 20 million doses of vaccines distributed to various states have disappeared, and the government is trying to find this batch of vaccines.
According to a report of the CDC, the authorities have delivered about 50 million doses of vaccine to the States, but only about 31.1 million doses have been successfully inoculated to the public, and the rest 20 million doses are unknown. Government officials have been communicating with state officials for a long time, but they are still unable to draw a clear conclusion on the whereabouts of the “missing” vaccine.
On February 1 local time, senior health officials of Biden administration in the United States made it clear that they would not change the vaccination strategy and still insisted on giving the vaccinators two full doses. It is pointed out that the clinical trial is carried out in two injections, so it has been proved to be an effective method.
Some experts also warned that a single injection would only provide a lower level of protection, leaving room for further mutation of the virus and leading to more dangerous mutations.
Earlier, some U.S. health experts said that the United States should give priority to vaccinating as many people as possible with at least one dose of vaccine as soon as possible to prevent the rapid spread of new varieties in the next few weeks.
In addition, U.S. federal health officials announced an agreement on February 1 to expand the use of over-the-counter home testing. By the end of the year, the agreement will provide the United States with about 8.5 million kits produced by elume.