The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the latest updates and reports regarding the COVID-19 numbers on 2nd September 2020. It seems to be soothing for all those suffering in these days of hardships. The mortality rate was at its peak in the months of April-May. Now, it is declining, and as the per reports, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned. This also reveals that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other health conditions and contributing causes.
Do take a look at the CDC charts and reports.
Over 1.8 million new cases and 38000 deaths were reported in the week ending 30th August. A total of nearly 25 million cases and 800,000 have been reported since the outbreak of the pandemic. The major concern today remains the same- When will this outbreak come to an end?
Are the elders on the target?
With the increasing the age, the severeness of COVID-19 also increases, making the adults prone to the virus. Severe illness means the patient may have to be hospitalized and require intensive care. Eight of every ten deaths reported in the US have been among those aged 65 years or more. A ray of hope seems to be coming from the CDC reports. According to the reports, all age groups except 75 years and above, the weekly deaths dropped well before 1000 by mid-month. It is almost near zero now. Although the charts show a silver lining for the youths and the adults, it’s the elders who still need to be taken care of and in a way are the main targets of the ‘devil virus’ for more visit CDC’s Age-Death Composition.
What to expect shortly?
Forecasting the end of the pandemic based on the current reports and data will be a bit early as these are based on recent observations. It will need an extensive study of the COVID trends in the coming days to conclude. It is often unclear whether the numbers will go near towards zeros (as in New Zealand) or will surge back up (as in Iran). The current CDC data point towards the physical distancing and the herd immunity being developed in the human race for the virus. But, how significant the immunity is and how fast is it being developed will only be known in the coming days. For now, it is a healing touch which humanity needs to win.