Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expecting COVID-19 cases, fatalities, and hospitalizations to drop dramatically in the next few weeks.
According to The Desert News (via MSN News), the CDC predicted 500 to 10,100 additional confirmed COVID hospitalizations by November 5, indicating a drop for the sixth week in a row.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, believes they can get there if they do things correctly and get through the winter.
According to a forecasting model developed by the University of Washington, another 100,000 individuals might die from COVID by the end of the year, bringing the total number of COVID deaths to about 764,000.
COVID fatalities are expected to reach 762,000 by the beginning of November, according to the CDC.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, believes that if immunization rates continue to climb, the United States will prevent another COVID outbreak.
According to a report by Local 10 News, Florida has recorded fewer COVID infections for the seventh week in a row, based on the state’s weekly data.
In the first week of October, the state averaged about 3,700 new cases each day. According to the state’s health agency, the number has fallen to around 2,800 in the last week.
At the time, the state was averaging almost 21,000 new cases each day.
CDC said the states had 13 days with fewer than 4,000 new illnesses, and slowly dropping hospitalizations.
Florida Hospital Association said about 17,000 COVID patients were hospitalized in the state in 2010, down to less than 3,000 currently.
COVID-19 Update: Delta Variant in the United States
According to a September article in The New York Times, the COVID-19 delta variant has surpassed all other variants in the United States. The said variant accounted for more than 99 percent of all cases monitored in the country.
In the United States, the delta variant has been on the rise. Its contagiousness influenced the number of persons who have refused COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at George Mason University, said the data is not surprising because the variant is more transmissible.
Popescu, however, said that it serves as a stark warning that people must maintain constant attention.
Despite the availability of highly protective vaccinations, the delta variant has been blamed for increasing hospitalizations.
Because the variation is more transmissible among everyone — adults and children — Fauci remarked that they saw more children in the hospital sooner.
People should not relax their vigilance, according to Popescu, who also stated that continual observation and access to tests are still required.
Vaccination and wearing masks, she noted, can assist. When an individual is outdoors without a mask, she becomes considerably more of a risk, she said.
If not completely vaccinated, the CDC has frequently advised individuals to wear well-fitting masks over their nose and mouth when inside and near others.