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‘It’s dangerous NOT to be sending a clear message to Americans’: U.S. hits 156,000 new coronavirus cases over July 4th Holiday

The U.S. has recorded practically 156,000 new coronavirus cases over the July Fourth Weekend.

COVID-19, first recognized in Wuhan, China in December, had contaminated 11,419,638 individuals globally and a couple of,888,586 within the U.S. as of early Monday, up from 2,732,639 on Thursday night forward of the lengthy weekend, in accordance to official figures collated by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. It had claimed 533,781 lives worldwide, and 129,947 within the U.S.

It makes me angry. You know, I understand he has a tough job, but it is dangerous not to be sending a clear message to Americans.

— Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, talking to CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

While COVID-19’s progress has slowed in states corresponding to New York, the place most cases within the U.S. are nonetheless centered, confirmed coronavirus cases have risen in practically 40 U.S. states.

New cases are up 42% in Florida over the previous week, 32% in Arizona, 40% in Montana, 37% within the Virgin Islands, 33% in Idaho, 30% in South Carolina, 29% in Texas, and up 21% in California over the identical interval, in accordance to this tally by the Washington Post. The rolling seven-day common of new cases was 48,361 Saturday, up from 11,740 one week in the past, the paper added.

In Texas, the variety of cases rose by greater than 6,000 on July 4, bringing the whole variety of cases within the state to practically 200,000. Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, instructed CNN’s
“State of the Union” present on Sunday: “If we don’t change the trajectory, we are within two weeks of having our hospitals overrun.”

Citing feedback by President Donald Trump that COVID-19 would go away, and the July 4th gathering on the White House with many visitors who weren’t social distancing or sporting masks, Adler, a Democrat, mentioned, “It makes me angry. You know, I understand he has a tough job, but it is dangerous not to be sending a clear message to Americans.”

New York has had the most deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S., followed by New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, echoed these sentiments on CBS

“A month ago one in 10 people were testing positive. Today, it’s one in four. The number of people who are getting sick and going to the hospitals has exponentially increased. The number of people in our ICU beds has exponentially increased.”

Turner additionally mentioned hospitals in his metropolis might be in “serious trouble” in the event that they don’t get a deal with on the unfold. Thus far, New York has had probably the most deaths from COVID-19 within the U.S. (32,206), adopted by New Jersey (15,211), Massachusetts (8,183), Illinois (7,020), Pennsylvania (6,753), California (6,336) and Michigan (6,218). Texas has reported 2,628 deaths from the virus.

Florida reported 10,059 new cases Sunday after reporting 11,458 new cases Saturday, which was second solely to the day by day peak of 11,571 in New York final April. It confirmed practically 200,111 cases, up from 190,052 cases the day earlier than.

Florida has seen a rise in hospitalizations in latest days and, whereas most of these had been amongst older individuals, an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County died from issues from the illness, the youngest particular person within the state to die from COVID-19 and third baby within the state to die from the illness.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican, instructed ABC News
: “The city of Miami was the last city in the entire state of Florida to reopen and I was criticized for waiting so long.” He added, “When we reopened people started socializing as if the virus didn’t exist.” He mentioned the rise in cases was “extremely worrisome.”

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 3 many years and one of many main consultants on pandemics within the U.S. for the final 4 many years, has mentioned Americans and lawmakers want to rethink a few of their actions.

On Thursday, Fauci mentioned the virus could be mutating to change into extra transmissible. “We don’t have a connection between whether an individual does worse with this or not. It just seems that the virus replicates better and may be more transmissible. But this is still at the stage of trying to confirm that.”

Fauci targeted on three primary failings by each the general public and authorities: Many states have reopened too shortly, individuals are not abiding by guidelines of social distancing, and the authorities might do a higher job at contact tracing to monitor individuals who have been involved with those that take a look at optimistic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Index
and the S&P 500
had been up Friday, after better-than-expected unemployment numbers amid a surge of coronavirus in states which have loosened restrictions.

(This story was up to date early Monday.)

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