U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season – Reuters

SUBMIT PHOTO: A healthcare worker positions a stretcher inside of an ambulance at the emergency clinic entryway of Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center as cases of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) spike in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan OHare

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( Reuters) – The United States surpassed 170,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials express issues over COVID-19 making complex the fall influenza season.
Deaths rose by 483 on Sunday, with Florida, Texas and Louisiana, leading the rise in deaths.
The United States has at least 5.4 million verified cases in overall of the novel coronavirus, the greatest on the planet and likely an undercount as the nation still has actually not increase screening to the suggested levels. Cases are falling in most states except for Hawaii, South Dakota and Illinois.
Public health authorities and authorities are concerned about a possible fall revival in cases amidst the start of the flu season, which will likely exacerbate efforts to treat the coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield alerted the United States may remain in for its “worst fall” if the general public does not follow health guidelines in an interview with Web MD
. Months into the pandemic, the U.S. economic recovery from the economic downturn set off by the break out is still staggered, with some hot areas slowing their others and reopenings shutting down organizations.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is anticipating an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the coming months, resulting in around 300,000 total deaths by December, and an almost 75% increase in hospitalizations.
Worldwide there are at least 21.5 million coronavirus cases and over 765,000 validated deaths. The United States remains the global epicenter of the infection, with around a quarter of the cases and deaths.
Reporting by Aurora Ellis; modifying by Diane Craft