States like Florida and Texas, in the USA, reverse the process of opening trade – the number of cases in the country is expected to reach 2.5 million infected States such as Florida and Texas, in the USA, reverse the process of opening trade – number of cases in the country is expected to reach 2.5 million infected.
06/28/2020 – 07h34
The state of Florida, in the United States, registered a record number of coronavirus infections amid an increase in cases in southern states that allowed the reopening of trade in recent weeks.
This Saturday (27), Florida registered more than 9,500 new cases, breaking the record for new records in one day. The skyrocketing of cases has prompted authorities to tighten up restrictions on the operation of trade again.
The state of Texas, also in the south, had already reversed the reopening on Friday.
The total number of people with covid-19 in the country is expected to exceed the 2.5 million mark this weekend.
More than 125,000 people have died in the United States from the disease – the highest number of deaths in the world. Brazil is right behind, with 57 thousand dead until Saturday (27).
On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the United States had a “serious problem”. Fauci is considered the most important infectious disease specialist in the country and is one of the main members of the task force created by the White House to respond to the pandemic.
Fauci spoke about the theme in a statement by the White House pandemic task force – an event that had not happened for two months. The doctor said that the current increases in infection rates were due to regions that “may be reopening too soon” and the fact that people are not following the recommendations to avoid contamination.
“People are infecting each other, and ultimately they end up infecting vulnerable people,” he said.
What’s going on in Florida?
On Saturday morning, the state reported that 9,585 new coronavirus infections had been reported in the past 24 hours. Florida has had records for new cases almost daily since mid-June.
The state had a total number of more than 132,000 cases, with more than 3,300 deaths. Florida is one of the states with the largest number of Brazilians in the USA.
Many other states in the south and west experienced a spate of new cases when they began to relax the restrictions put in place because of the pandemic and when other people from other regions of the country began to arrive.
Earlier this week, Texas, Florida and Arizona froze reopening plans in an effort to combat the outbreak.
On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis imposed new restrictions, ordering state bars to stop serving alcohol on their premises – although it is unclear how the new measures would affect restaurants, the Miami Herald reported.
And in Texas, which also recorded a record number of cases this week, Governor Greg Abbott told bars to close and limit restaurant capacity by 50%.
What is the general situation in the USA?
On Friday, Johns Hopkins University said the total number of cases in the country increased by more than 40,000 to 2,483,516.
Although part of the increase is due to the increase in testing, in some areas the rate of positive tests is also increasing (that is, the number of positive tests compared to the total number of tests done), which indicates an advance in contamination.
Health officials estimate that the actual number of cases is likely to be 10 times greater than the confirmed total. The CDC (disease control center) said that up to 20 million Americans may have been infected.
The increase in cases is being caused by young people with positive results, especially in the southern and western United States, said CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield.
But the White House said the situation was stabilizing in most parts of the country. During a speech on coronavirus on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence hailed “the Trump administration’s truly remarkable progress in advancing our nation”, highlighting improvements in job numbers and retail sales.
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