密歇根州在特朗普集會前幾個小時創造了新的Covid案例記錄

背線

Michigan has set a new record for daily increase in coronavirus cases, joining 其他10個州 reporting new record high case increases, with the news coming just hours before President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally there—另一個例子 of Trump’s campaign trying to draw big crowds amid pandemic fears.

關鍵事實

Michigan added 2,015 new coronavirus cases on Friday, a record high for the state during the pandemic.

State Health Department spokeswoman Lynn Sutfin 確認 the record Saturday, after officials said the 2,030 cases added Thursday, which had been the record, was too high due to a data processing issue.

President Donald Trump is set to hold a rally in Muskegon at 5 p.m.

Trump’s rallies feature large crowds not social distancing, with many attendees not wearing masks—environments health experts warn is set-up for rampant coronavirus spread.

關鍵背景

The U.S. is now officially in the midst of one of its biggest coronavirus spikes throughout the pandemic. 約翰斯·霍普金斯大學 reported 69,156 new coronavirus cases in the U.S. on Friday—the sixth-highest single-day increase since the pandemic struck. It’s the highest single-day jump since July 29th, according to JHU, as the 7-day average for new cases has again risen above 60,000.

需要注意什麼

Hospitalizations are also on the rise in Michigan, hitting the 1,000 mark on Friday for the first time since May 21, when the state was recovering from its massive spring outbreak. The 7-day average for 死亡 has also steadily risen in Michigan for about the past month.

切線

Some Michigan doctors are calling on Trump to cancel his rally amid the record case rise. Dr. Rob Davidson, executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, said Friday that Trump “should cancel his campaign event and focus on fighting the pandemic with science and evidence.”

延伸閱讀

10 States Report Record High Covid-19 Cases As U.S. Surpasses 8 Million (福布斯)

Michigan reports its highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day (CNN)

Michigan doctors call on Trump to cancel Muskegon rally, citing rising coronavirus cases (底特律自由報)

冠狀病毒的全面報導和實時更新

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/10/17/michigan-sets-new-covid-case-record-just-hours-ahead-of-trump-rally/