(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — It’s a new record for COVID-19 infections in the United States. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the nation added two million monthly cases. The numbers were confirmed by the COVID tracking project.
The latest monthly high was averaged in July, where the nation added 1,897,631 cases over the span of a month.
In addition, the daily average of new cases has risen again, jumping from roughly 140,000 a day to 150,000. That is three times the amount of daily new cases than a month ago.
Every state in America is reporting a surge in new COVID-19 cases, with health officials saying is not due to new testing as hospitals are also seeing a rise in hospitalizations. In addition, ICUs nationwide are concerned that they are about to run out of room.
Only three states are not considered in the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s “red zone.” Those states are Vermont, Maine and Hawaii.
According to the task force’s report, Wisconsin is experiencing “an unrelenting rise in cases and test positivity over the last two months.”
“Illinois has seen an explosive rise in cases and test positivity over the last six weeks,” the report continues. “Colorado has seen a relentless increase in cases and hospitalization over the past two months” and “Florida is in the midst of a viral resurgence.”
It was also announced Tuesday that New Orleans canceled the famous Mardi Gras parades due to the pandemic.
As for when life will return to normal, Doctor Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that, if the vast majority of Americans take an effective COVID-19 vaccine, the nation will start to feel a sense of normality returning by fall 2021.