COVID-19 cases increase in most US states, and a new wave is feared.

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source: usafacts.org

Twenty-nine of the fifty states have seen an increase in infections, something that had not been seen in the last two months. The situation is worse in the northern states, where the cold weather has already started. Florida, which until now was first in the number of infections in the country, is in the best position nationally.

Some already expected it. With the arrival of cold weather, people necessarily begin to gather in closed environments, the ideal situation for the increase in infections of a virus such as COVID-19.

According to a joint report by John Hopkins University and USA Today newspaper, new coronavirus infections are increasing in most states, which had not occurred in at least the previous 60 days. What's even worse, the number of deaths linked to the virus rose in at least half of the country's states.

The data pertains to the week between November 3 and 10. In 29 states, the number of new cases exceeded those of the previous week. Two weeks ago, this happened in only 12 states.

The most affected area is the country's north, where autumn has already brought shallow temperatures, even below zero. Particularly last week, a cold wave throughout the country felt much more intensely in the northern states. As a result, Vermont, one of the leading states in the country in terms of the percentage of its population vaccinated, is seeing record numbers of new infections.

Cases in Vermont have increased 50 percent in the past 14 days. On some of these days, the number of daily issues in the state exceeds 400, something that had not been seen at any time during the entire pandemic.

Although most of its population is vaccinated, those who are not inoculated are getting the illest. In addition, infections in people in their 20s, and even children, are the ones that are moving the needle the most.

The state has not taken restrictive measures at the moment. Still, it is reminding its residents that the best way to combat the virus is with prevention: wearing masks, social distancing, and staying home with any symptoms.

Diametrically opposite is the case of Florida. The southern state was the most affected by the Delta variant, with high infections and increased mortality. Since July 1, Florida led the nation in the number of deaths from COVID 19 -more than 22,600-. However, today Florida has the lowest number of new cases per capita in the country.

Something similar happened last year, and some believe that the explanation could be in the weather and the holidays. During the summer, many come to Florida on vacation in search of beaches and warm weather. Without any restrictions due to COVID and the state overflowing with tourists, the Delta variant made stages in 2021, as had happened with the original variant in 2020. However, as the situation improves in the south, the weather gets cold in the north, and complications begin. In Florida, outdoor gatherings are commonplace, while it is more difficult in the rest of the country.