The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 1,641 people in the United States have now contracted the coronavirus and that six have died from it. The new numbers come as the Trump administration is under pressure to do more to contain the outbreak.
CDC reports 1,641 COVID cases, 6 deaths
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 1,641 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, bringing the national total to 6,054,858.
There were also six new deaths reported, bringing the death toll to 183,064.
The CDC said that no counties remain at “high risk” for virus transmission and that the number of counties at “medium risk” has decreased to 642.
The agency also reported that there are currently 469 cases in “outbreak settings” across 28 states.
No counties remain at ‘high risk’ for transmission, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data that shows that no counties in the United States remain at a high risk for COVID-19 transmission. This is the first time since the pandemic began that all counties have been at a low or moderate risk for transmission.
The CDC’s new report is based on data from August 1 to September 5. During this time period, there were a total of 2,657 COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths reported in the United States. Of these cases, 2,346 were in people who live in counties at a low risk for transmission and 311 were in people who live in counties at a moderate risk for transmission. There were no cases reported in counties at a high risk for transmission.
This is good news as it shows that the overall risk for COVID-19 transmission in the United States is low. However, it is still important to take precautions such as wearing a mask and social distancing as the virus can still spread easily between people.
How the CDC is working to prevent further spread of the virus
The CDC is working hard to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. They are tracking cases and deaths closely. They have also issued guidelines for individuals, businesses, and schools to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The CDC is also working with state and local health departments to provide resources and support. They are providing funding to help with contact tracing and case investigation. They are also helping to increase testing capacity.
Overall, the CDC is doing everything they can to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. They are working closely with state and local health departments to provide resources and support.
What you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19
The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This includes staying at least six feet away from them, and avoiding close contact such as hugging, kissing, or shaking hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If you are sick, stay home and away from other people to avoid spreading the virus.
The United States continues to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, with the CDC reporting 1,641 new cases and 6 deaths on Sunday. No counties remain at ‘high risk’ for transmission, according to the CDC’s latest report. This is good news for the country as we continue to fight the pandemic.