Nov. 6, 2020 — Governors are toughening face mask guidelines and different restrictions because the still-surging coronavirus pandemic continues to topple information for case numbers throughout the nation.
On Thursday, the nation recorded 121,888 new COVID instances — a 1-day document and the second day in a row the depend has topped 100,000, based on the COVID Monitoring Challenge. It was solely every week in the past that the U.S. hit 90,000 instances in 1 day.
The USA is nearing the ten million mark for complete instances, with virtually 235,000 complete coronavirus-related deaths, based on Johns Hopkins College.
Circumstances are rising in virtually all components of the nation, with Missouri, Alaska, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and New Mexico hitting document highs for 7-day averages for hospitalizations, based on the COVID Monitoring Challenge.
A median of just below 50,000 folks had been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the past week, and simply over 53,000 folks had been hospitalized Thursday.
Maine hit a document Thursday with 183 new instances in a 24-hour interval. In response, Gov. Janet Mills issued an govt order requiring folks to put on face masks in public in virtually all circumstances. The older mandate stated masks ought to be worn when bodily distancing was not doable.
“We’ve recorded yet one more day of document excessive case numbers. This lethal and harmful virus is spreading all throughout our state,” Mills stated in a information launch saying the brand new rule. “Defend your loved ones. Defend a well being care employee. Defend the aged. Put on your face protecting. Save lives. It’s that easy.”
In Rhode Island, new guidelines going into impact Sunday require bars and eating places to shut at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A stay-at-home advisory is in impact from 10 p.m. to five a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10:30 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Indoor venues like film theaters and homes of worship are restricted to 50% capability and out of doors venues to 66% capability.
“Masks are required any time you’re close to individuals who don’t reside with you, together with on the health club,” the state web site says.