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U.S. sets new record of average daily COVID-19 case count

Los Angeles, December 5 (Xinhua)-The United States recorded more than 214,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday alone, pushing the average daily increase over seven days to a record high of about 180,000 cases.

A total of 214,099 cases and 2,439 deaths were reported nationwide on Friday, according to data updated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of daily cases in Japan has exceeded 200,000 for the second consecutive day, and the increase in the number of cases per day has exceeded 100,000 for the 27th consecutive day.

With the new infection on Friday, the average number of COVID-19 cases per day for 7 days reached a record high of 179,410, and the average number of deaths reached a record high of 1,981 since late April.

According to the latest data from the COVID tracking project, 101,190 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States.

The data shows the Thanksgiving data backlog coming in for tests, cases, and deaths. Hospitalization has increased by almost 12 percent since 28 November.

“We still have to assume that many of these very high cases and deaths are due to the effects of holidays,” the follow-up project tweeted.

As COVID-19 continues to prevail, according to Anthony Fauci, in some parts of the country, temporary “dramatic” and “strict” measures (shutdowns and strict) measures are taken to protect the national health system. (For example, suspension of selective procedures) may be required again. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

A vast area of ​​California has received a new stay-at-home order on Sunday night as many of it has reached a threshold of less than 15% of intensive care unit (ICU) capacity amid a surge in COVID-19. Enter.

Based on the latest ICU data, 11 Southern California regions, including Los Angeles County, and 12 San Joaquin Valley regions in Central California have ICU capacities below 15%, the California Department of Public Health said: It states as follows. statement.

The curfew will take effect in these two areas on Sunday at 11:59 pm local time (0759GMT) and will last for at least three weeks.

Los Angeles County hospitalizations tripled last week, said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, adding that the county is likely to run out of beds in two to four weeks as cases continue to grow.

Public health officials urged people to stay at home as much as possible and wear face masks when in public. Local residents are also required to keep meetings small, short, outdoors and limited to family members.

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