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Utah has had 137,000 COVID-19 cases. The US could soon seen 200,000 cases per day

The Untied States could see 200,000 COVID-19 cases per day in the coming days.

Sgt. Sebastian Rodriguez of the Utah Air National Guard, directs traffic at a COVID-19 test site at Esperanza Elementary School in West Valley City on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The Utah Department of Health, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, the Utah Air National Guard and Esperanza Elementary School, invited the community to be tested for COVID-19, free of charge.
Sgt. Sebastian Rodriguez of the Utah Air National Guard, directs traffic at a COVID-19 test site at Esperanza Elementary School in West Valley City on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The Utah Department of Health, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, the Utah Air National Guard and Esperanza Elementary School, invited the community to be tested for COVID-19, free of charge.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The United States could soon see 200,000 COVID-19 cases per day if the efforts to stop the current spike are not met, CNN reports.

  • The U.S. has seen 100,000 new coronavirus cases for seven days in a row.
  • The U.S. surpassed 10 million cases earlier this week.

Experts suggest the number could jump to 200,000 cases per day soon.

  • “We are watching cases increase substantially in this country far beyond, I think, what most people ever thought could happen,” Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN. “It will not surprise me if in the next weeks we see over 200,000 new cases a day.”

The current seven-day average for new cases is 119,238. That’s three times the amount from the middle of September.

Context:

The U.S. seeing 200,000 cases is a high number. Right now, the United States is seeing between 100,000 and 120,000 cases per day, which is a staggering amount in itself.

Utah has seen a total of 137,385 cases for the novel coronavirus. That number — based on currently rolling averages — could reach the 150,000 mark by the end of next week.