According to data released Jan. 30 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 437 cases of the novel coronavirus variant have been detected nationwide.
A novel coronavirus virus (novel coronavirus) could lead to a “spring surge” in deaths in the United States if the novel coronavirus virus spreads widely in the United States and some people relax their precautions, according to a new model of the disease published by the Institute for Health Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
The United States on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the mutant novel coronavirus virus reported in South Africa, with two South Carolina residents infected.
They had no recent travel history and no contact with each other.
Minnesota on Thursday confirmed the first reported case of the novel coronavirus variant from Brazil, which recently traveled to the country.
Separately according to the United States Centers for Disease Control 30 days of data, the United States has 434 cases of British report variant novel coronavirus infection cases.
Model projections from the Institute for Health Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Washington suggest that the new crown could worsen again this spring in places like California and Florida;
If the mutant novel coronavirus spreads widely in the United States and population mobility returns to pre-outbreak levels, a worst-case scenario would predict as many as 654,000 deaths by May 1.
The model also predicts that with reduced mobility and strict adherence to social distance rules, there could be about 30,000 fewer deaths.
Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, said it was important to move forward quickly with the new crown vaccine, but masks remained one of the best tools for reducing transmission rates of the virus and preventing the worst outcomes.
He believes that vaccinated people also need to continue to comply with the prevention and control rules, because there could be more of the more infectious mutant novel coronavirus circulating in the United States.
In an effort to curb the spread of the virus and reduce the death rate, US states are now rushing to get the new crown vaccine.
About 29.6 million doses of the new crown vaccine had been administered in the United States as of Wednesday, according to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 26.07 million new cases have been confirmed and more than 439,000 deaths have been reported in the United States as of Sunday evening Eastern Time, according to Johns Hopkins University.