- COVID – 35 cases in the US are skyrocketing.
- Large states are projecting millions to be infected in the coming months.
- A scientist believes that government agencies should look at a different metric to accurately gauge the growth of the pandemic.
The United States is now the third country with the highest number of COVID – (cases) at , .
Within ten days, the number of confirmed cases the country skyrocketed nearly 2, % . As shocking as it may look, statistics show that the U.S. will have the most number of coronavirus cases in a matter of days.
U.S. Likely to Overtake Italy and China Before the End of March
The situation in the United States appears to be going from bad to worse. A Financial Times chart illustrates that the U.S. has overtaken China and Italy in trajectory .
In other words, the number of cases in the U.S. Is expected to double roughly every two days.
In Italy, cases are projected to double every three days while China’s trajectory is flattening. Though China could be misleading their figures after ordering foreign journalists to leave the country.
With the current rate of infection, it won’t be surprising to see over 728, (COVID -) cases in the US by the end of March.
Large U.S. States to See Tremendous Growth in Coronavirus Cases
The novel coronavirus is hitting New York state the hardest . Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency directive Monday as COVID – 46 cases across the state approached 40, 06 . The governor says that about (% to) % of New York’s population is going to be infected by COVID – . That number means there will be 7.8 million to . 6 million New York residents infected.
New York is not the only state that would be devastated by COVID – 40 . California Governor Gavin Newsom warned that more than half of the state’s 40. 5 million population could be infected in the next two months .
In New Jersey, analysts predict that (1.3 million state residents could contract COVID – .
Scientist Say People Should Not Panic Over Surging Cases
While the projected COVID – cases in the US is horrifying, a leading scientist says that people are looking at the wrong metric.
Princeton scientist Sam Wang explains that the surge in the number of cases indicates improved testing . To get an accurate picture of the pandemic, he says that government agencies should track the number of deaths per day.