A record number of new crown infections were identified yesterday in several states in the United States. Yesterday, the total number of infections in the U.S. reached more than 2.5 million, according to the Reuters news agency.
In the southern state of Florida, for example, the number of infections increased sharply by 9,585. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis speaks of a “real explosion” in his state. Florida officials previously decided to close beaches and impose restrictions on the hospitality industry.
The number of crown infections is also increasing rapidly in other states. 1990 cases were identified in Georgia. and in Nevada 1099. In South Carolina, there were 1604 new infections, also a record. And in Arizona, 3,591 new people with the coronavirus were reported yesterday, as much as the previous record on Tuesday. This brings the total number of infections detected in that state to over 70,000. Some hospitals in that state have started to expand capacity.
Experts say the total number of cases is much higher, because people cannot be tested or because they have few or no symptoms.
The measures were previously announced in Texas, also because of the increase in the number of new contamination cases. Republican Governor Greg Abbott demanded that coffee shops and restaurant restrictions be closed: they can use up to 50% of their capacity indoors.
In addition, a curfew was introduced yesterday in a city east of the capital, Houston. According to Mayor Galena Park, this is necessary because of the corona virus. The authorities have raised the level of threat to the public health situation to the highest level, a sign that the population must remain inside.
Pennies are not coming
Because of the new contamination, Vice President Pence interrupted his campaign activities in severely affected areas. Pence would travel to Arizona and Florida next week to campaign, but that was canceled. According to a spokesman for his campaign team, he still travels to the states to talk to governors and doctors there.
Pence, who heads the White House corona team, spoke on Friday comforting words. He said the spread of the coronavirus has slowed and the curve has flattened. “We save lives.” According to him, the situation is different now than it was two months ago. He said the United States is better prepared and the country is ready to expand capacity and support health care. “But we still have work to do.”
The vice president said the increase could be explained by more tests. But experts say the increase is also due to the easing of measures. They also say that Americans are less compliant with the rules.
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