August was one of the most difficult months of the epidemic because of the COVID-19 spike caused by the delta strain. In August alone, the United States recorded almost 4.22 million new coronavirus cases, making it the fourth-worst month on record for coronavirus infections.
Furthermore, 26,805 Americans died as a result of COVID-19, more than three times the total number of deaths in July. The final week of August was more deadly than the whole month of July.
The Number Of Individuals Died In US Increased By Thrice
If things continue at their current rate, one American will succumb to COVID every 1 minute and 5 seconds. An additional 111 Americans are tested positive every minute. That’s almost two per second.
In the last week of August, there were 105 percent more cases and 268 percent more fatalities when compared to the same week in July.
Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Hawaii, Oregon, Mississippi, and Washington, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, are among the states that have had their worst month ever in terms of cases. When compared to the previous month, the number of cases in Hawaii increased by 232 percent. Louisiana saw a 62 percent increase in cases.
Mississippi saw a 49 percent increase in cases in August compared to the prior month with the most instances. Oregon fared 47 percent worse than the rest of the country. Meanwhile, Florida had its worst month of the epidemic in August, with 4,900 people losing their lives in the state.
Florida will impose penalties of up to $5,000 for demanding evidence of immunization
According to reports, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not just doubling down but triple down on people attempting to enforce measures to combat the coronavirus in the state. DeSantis signed a bill in May that prohibited vaccine passports, and last week he signed another that prohibited COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
The penalties will begin on September 16th. DeSantis is also involved in a court battle with Norwegian Cruise Line, which sails out of Florida ports, over the company’s demand that passengers provide evidence of immunization.
Florida is just now beginning to recover after a massive summer spike in infections, and the state continues to rank first in the country in terms of hospitalizations and fatalities per capita. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, more than 15,000 people are now hospitalized in Florida, an increase from about 1,800 in June.
“Once again, Governor DeSantis is retaliating against Floridians who are attempting to protect themselves and their communities against COVID-19,” said Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat who intends to run against DeSantis for governor next year.
In breakthrough instances, large-scale research demonstrates the advantages of COVID vaccinations. Large-scale research performed in the United Kingdom between December 2020 and July 2021 discovered that people who are completely vaccinated are at a much-reduced risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and long-term COVID than those who are not fully vaccinated.
In the study, which was published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers analyzed data from more than 1.2 million people who had been partly or completely immunized.