With fall officially here, the U.S. is experiencing an influx of new COVID-19 cases along with the chillier weather, a trend public health experts predicted as summer came to a close and activities began to shift indoors.
Data compiled by the New York Times reveals a 19 percent increase in new coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, with 45,927 new cases reported on Oct. 12 across the country. Many states in the Midwestern part of the U.S. are spearheading the increase.
Speaking on CNBC, Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, confirmed that the nation is headed down a troubling road.
“I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble,” he said to reporter Shepard Smith. A high baseline of infections varying between 40,000 to 50,000 per day along with high percent positivity rates serve as indicators of more positive cases, hospitalizations