The U.S. registered over 143,500 new coronavirus cases on the fourth weekend in July.
COVID-19, first identified in December in Wuhan, China, infected 11,398,501 people worldwide on Sunday and 2,876,143 in the US, compared to 2,732,639 on Thursday evening before the long weekend. This is clear from official figures compiled by the Center for Johns Hopkins University systems science and technology. It had claimed 533,343 lives worldwide and 129,891 in the United States.
& # 39; It makes me angry. You know, I understand that he has a tough job, but it is dangerous not to send a clear message to the Americans. "
While COVID-19's progress has slowed in states like New York, where most cases are still in the United States, confirmed cases of coronaviruses have risen in nearly 40 states.
New cases have increased 42% in Florida last week, 32% in Arizona, 40% in Montana, 37% in the Virgin Islands, 33% in Idaho, 30% in South Carolina, 29% in Texas, 28% in Arizona According to the Washington Post, California rose 21% over the same period. The rolling seven-day average of new cases on Saturday was 48,361 compared to 11,740 a week ago.
In Texas, the number of cases increased by more than 6,000 on July 4, bringing the total number of cases in the state to nearly 200,000. Austin Mayor Steve Adler told CNN
State of the Union show on Sunday: "If we don't change the trajectory, we'll be within two weeks of our hospitals overflowing."
Referring to President Donald Trump's comments that COVID-19 would disappear and the July 4th meeting at the White House with many guests who were not socially distant or wore masks, Democrat Adler said: "It makes me angry . You know, I understand that he has a tough job, but it is dangerous not to send a clear message to the Americans. "
New York had the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, followed by New Jersey and Massachusetts.
The Democratic Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, repeated these views on CBS
“A month ago, one in ten people tested positive. Today it's one in four. The number of people who get sick and go to hospitals has increased exponentially. The number of people in our intensive care beds has increased exponentially. "
Turner also said that hospitals in his city could have "serious problems" if they didn't manage the spread. To date, New York has had the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States (32,206), followed 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 on Sunday after 11,458 new cases were reported on Saturday, second only to the daily high of 11,571 in New York last April. Almost 200,111 cases were confirmed, compared to 190,052 cases the previous day.
Florida has seen an increase in hospital admissions in the past few days, and while most of them were among the elderly, an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County died of the disease, the youngest person in the state to die from COVID -19 and third child in the state to die of the disease.
The Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, a Republican, told ABC News
: "The city of Miami was the last city in the entire state of Florida to be reopened, and I was criticized for having waited so long." He added: "When we opened again, people started making contacts as if the virus didn't exist." He said the increase in cases was "extremely worrying".
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for three decades and one of the leading pandemic experts in the United States for four decades, said Americans and lawmakers need to rethink some of their measures.
On Thursday, Fauci said the virus may mutate to become more communicable. "We have no connection between whether a person does worse or not. It just seems that the virus is replicating better and possibly more communicable. However, this is still at the stage of trying to confirm this."
Fauci focused on three major shortcomings of both the public and the authorities: many states reopened too quickly, people did not abide by the rules of social distancing, and the authorities could do better work in tracing contacts to persecute people who were contacted are those who test positive.
The Dow Jones Industrial Index
and the S & P 500
were on Friday after better than expected unemployment figures amid an increase in coronavirus in states that eased the restrictions.
How COVID-19 is transmitted