Dec. 1 (UPI) — The USA has added nearly 158,000 new COVID-19 instances and is nearing 100,000 hospital admissions, in keeping with new information Tuesday.

In keeping with researchers at Johns Hopkins College, there have been 157,900 new instances and nearly 2,200 coronavirus deaths on Monday. The seven-day common is 160,000, a decline of about 7%, in keeping with well being information web site Stat.

For November, there was a median of 145,000 instances per day — a 136% rise over October’s common. A complete of 4.Four million instances had been added in November.

For the reason that begin of the pandemic, there have been 13.55 million coronavirus instances and 268,200 deaths in the US, in keeping with Johns Hopkins.

In keeping with the COVID Monitoring Mission, whole hospitalizations nationwide have elevated to a document 96,000. Nearly 20% of these sufferers are in intensive care.

Texas leads in coronavirus-related hospitalizations. On Monday, the Dallas-Fort Price space exceeded a threshold set by Gov. Greg Abbott to activate new restrictions.

Knowledge from the Texas Division of State Well being Providers exhibits that 16% of all hospitalized sufferers within the North Texas area have COVID-19.

Underneath Abbott’s order, bars should shut and companies cut back capability to 50% if the hospitalization fee exceeds 15% for seven days.

In Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has warned that the state’s healthcare system might grow to be overwhelmed.

Pritzker stated not one of the state’s areas might be downgraded to less-restrictive COVID-19 “tiers” within the close to future, even when they achieve assembly the necessities to take action.

“We’re nonetheless very a lot in a precarious place, and we’ve received to take the time to guage any Thanksgiving impact earlier than we make any untimely changes,” he advised reporters Monday.

Illinois has almost 6,000 coronavirus sufferers within the hospital, the third-highest determine nationwide after Texas and California.