42 states, territories in upward trajectory of latest COVID-19 instances:

Solely 9 jurisdictions are enhancing. Simply 5 jurisdictions are at a plateau.

October 24, 2020, 3:32 PM

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Forty-two states and territories are in an upward trajectory of latest COVID-19 instances, whereas solely 9 jurisdictions are enhancing, in accordance with an inside Well being and Human Providers memo obtained by ABC Information.

Simply 5 jurisdictions are at a plateau.

The U.S. reported 428,793 new instances of the coronavirus within the week of Oct. 16 to Oct. 22 — a 14.3% enhance from the earlier week, the memo mentioned.

There have been 5,530 deaths recorded from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, marking a 15.1% enhance in new deaths in contrast with the earlier week, in accordance with the memo.

The nationwide test-positivity price elevated from 5.1% to five.9% in week-to-week comparisons.

Volunteer college students from the School of Nursing anticipate stadium employees to get screened for Covid-19 signs earlier than coming into Neyland Stadium to work the Tennessee and Missouri soccer sport on the College of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 3, 2020.

Throughout the nation, 24% of hospitals have greater than 80% of their ICU beds stuffed. That quantity was 17 to 18% throughout the summertime peak.

In Florida, new instances are up 30% amongst highschool college students in comparison with two weeks in the past, and up 42% amongst younger adults ages 18 to 24, the memo mentioned.

In Kentucky, new deaths have been growing over the past two weeks. Kentucky reported its second-highest day by day fatality depend on Wednesday, the memo mentioned.

Demetrius Booker, who spent 94 days within the hospital after battling COVID-19, sits inside a balloon-filled automobile pushed by sister Latosha Booker Bishop as he prepares to go house after his launch from Louisville Baptist East in Ky., Oct. 23, 2020.

The state is making ready its surge capability as hospitalizations rise.

Mississippi reported a 26.2% enhance in instances over the past week, in accordance with HHS.

Signage reminds attendees to follow social distancing on the entrance of the Mississippi State Honest because it opens with coronavirus restrictions in Jackson, Miss., Oct. 7, 2020.

COVID-19 associated hospitalizations in Mississippi are up 24% since final week, with COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations up 7%.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, who primarily reside in Neshoba County, are disproportionately affected by the virus. The tribe reported 22 new instances this previous week with 43 energetic instances, in accordance with the memo.

North Carolina reported its highest single-day demise toll on Tuesday, with 53 extra lives misplaced, the memo mentioned.

An election employee sporting a masks and face defend for COVID-19 assists a voter casting her poll from her automobile on the primary day of the state’s in-person early voting for the nationwide elections in Durham, N.C., OCT. 15, 2020.

In Greensboro, North Carolina, coronavirus-related hospitalizations hit document numbers Monday.

Smaller hospitals in North Carolina have reported working out of room. Forty-one p.c of services reported that over 80% of their ICU area was in use, the memo mentioned.

Oklahoma recorded a document excessive of 821 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday.

Tennessee additionally reported a document variety of hospitalizations on Tuesday, with 1,259 confirmed COVID-19 sufferers, the memo mentioned.

Over 1 / 4 of Tennessee’s COVID-19 sufferers had been within the ICU on Sunday, the memo mentioned.

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