The improvement of the new crown epidemic in the United States in the past two months may be coming to an end, and the epidemic is becoming a seasonal ebb and flow. This is not to say that the situation is about to start to deteriorate, but that the improvement trend has stopped, just like the previous rounds. Similar to the surge in new cases in the summer of 2020, the wave of delta variants in 2021 reached its peak in early September, followed by a two-month decline in the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Now, this improvement has lost the positive momentum of 60 days, showing a repeat of the past pattern.
Many public health experts now believe that the United States will coexist with the COVID-19 epidemic in the foreseeable future, and the latest data does not necessarily mean that the United States is entering a unique and dangerous new stage.
Some states–especially those in the Northeast–hope that very strong vaccination rates will stop the virus. However, the question of how immunity will weaken over time remains unanswered. So far, the data on the vaccinated population is very encouraging: it shows a strong protective effect and can effectively prevent the patient from being hospitalized or dying.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 hospitalizations in 13 states is rising, higher than the 11 states a week ago.
On November 2, local time, the “New York Times” reported that Colorado, the United States, is experiencing the worst new crown epidemic in a year. In response to the growing number of hospital admissions for the new crown, Colorado Governor Polis signed an executive order on October 31 to allow medical institutions to refer patients who need to be admitted.
According to reports, Colorado has seen a 14% increase in hospital admissions due to new coronavirus infections in the past two weeks, and daily new cases have also increased by 14% within two weeks, reaching the peak level since November 2020. The local health department said that the utilization rate of the intensive care unit in Larimer County, Colorado has reached 110%. According to reports, most hospitalized patients have not received the new crown vaccine.
In October, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged residents in areas with high transmission rates to wear masks indoors regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. In addition, there has been a surge in the number of infections in Arizona, with daily new cases increasing by 50% in two weeks.