The US broke his own record for the number of daily coronavirus cases surging over 100,000 on Wednesday, while at least 35 states have seen the number of cases rise over the past week.
On November 29, the US topped set a new record of over 91,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day. Now, just six days later, the record has been broken again surpassing 100,000 daily infections of COVID-19.
There were 108,389 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and 1,201 coronavirus-related deaths in the US on Wednesday, November 4, according to worldometers.info. Johns Hopkins University put the number at 102,831 cases and 1,097 deaths, NPR reported.
As of 9 AM PT on Thursday, November 5, the total number of reported coronavirus cases in the US since the pandemic began was it 9,811,368 with 239,947 deaths. The number of cases around the world was at 48,689,076 with 1,234,476 deaths, according to worldometers.info.
Between October 27 and November 3, at least 35 US states saw the number of coronavirus cases rise, as new COVID-19 infections surged by roughly 20% over the past week, Axios reported via an interactive map. Only five US states saw the number of cases decrease, including Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, and Hawaii.
The states that saw cases increase between 50-100 percent were Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Maine. At least 30 other states saw an increase between 10-50 percent.
According to the experts, many are concerned that the numbers will continue to increase as we move into winter, which could make the pandemic much more difficult to control, even if there is a new president, and even with a vaccine, Axios wrote.
The country of Denmark, one of the largest producers of fur in the world, is considering a plan to kill every mink in the nation – about 15 million minks, Sky News reported.
A mutated strain of coronavirus has passed back and forth between mink industry workers to minks and back to humans, creating the potential of a vaccine-resistant strain. Twelve people were infected with the mutation and are now showing a decreased ability to produce antibodies, according to scientists at Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut, the Washington Post reported.
The government originally planned a smaller culling of the animals, but the risk of a mutation that is resistant to a vaccine may leave Danish lawmakers with no other choice but to eliminate all of the minks in the country.