COVID cases increasing after Thanksgiving holiday


Bri Alleyn, Reporter

COVID cases are already increasing without travel, so when Thanksgiving comes the cases will skyrocket.

The cases have already increased tremendously this season.

A little more than a week after the U.S. first topped 100,000 daily infections, it reported a record of more than 184,000 new cases Friday, according to WLWT.

Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with family, and many people’s families are far away. This is a time when many people travel to see the family they have not seen all year.

50 million Americans travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving, according to the Atlantic

Many cities are talking about having a lockdown. Just recently Chicago went on a lockdown from the increase in cases. 

In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday a temporary “statewide order closing in-person services for all nonessential activities,” beginning Monday through November 30, according to MSN.

Canada recently had their Thanksgiving which caused an influx in cases. The same thing will most likely happen in the U.S.

The number of total cases, which was already increasing, continued to climb; 4,000 new daily cases were recorded exactly two weeks later on October 26, according to CBS News.

Everyone needs to stay safe this holiday season as cases are spiking.