Oklahoma reported a record 259 new cases in the past 24 hours, while Florida has reported more than 2,600 new cases and in Arizona, more than 1 800 – the second-highest daily increase for these two states.
In Arizona, where doctors, nurses and administrators of health has called for the manufacture of coatings face mandatory state-wide in public places, Governor Doug Ducey said that he was going to let the local officials decide to impose such rules and how to apply them.
“If you go out, wear a mask. It is the smart thing to do,” he said.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego immediately tweeted that a vote on a proposed ordinance to require the masks to the outside, in the nation’s fifth largest city would move to the agenda of the city council at the next meeting.
Texas has reported 3 100 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest single-day tally again, with another all-time high for COVID-19 hospitalizations – nearly 2,800 patients. That marks the sixth day in a row, in which the number of patients admitted to the highly contagious respiratory virus has reached the record number in the Texas.
While Texas has not reported how many of its hospital COVID-19 patients are admitted to intensive care units, 1 500 critical care beds are available across the state, a state website said.
The daily number of infections also hit a new benchmark in California, with more than 4,000 cases registered across the state, Wednesday. The County of Los Angeles, alone, has stated that its largest daily increase, over 2,100 new cases, if several hundred have been attributed to a backlog of testing, and the results are published all the time.
Asset of the political team, meanwhile, went ahead with plans for a campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, in his first event of this type since the stay-at-home restrictions have been imposed across the country in March to fight against the coronavirus.
Public health experts worry that the assembly of thousands of screaming, chanting, people inside an arena – in particular if many do not wear masks – could turn the rally into a coronavirus “super-spreader event.”
Trump, in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, repeated an assertion he has made in the past that the coronavirus, with or without the advent of a vaccine or a new treatment that is effective, is “disappearing.”
“It will disappear, but having a vaccine would be really nice, and it’s going to happen,” he added.
Trump’s campaign advisers see the rally as a chance to rejuvenate his political base after a string of national and state opinion polls have shown the president trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden.
The Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt said at a briefing on Wednesday that the state officials doing their best to ensure that the event is “safe as possible.”
Oklahoma health officials recommend that people who participate in the rally to take the test for the coronavirus before you arrive, and then to self-isolate by the result and repeat the test. The health commissioner urged people at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 – the elderly and people with chronic health problems – to stay at home.
Biden accused Trump of “abandonment” of the coronavirus pandemic, and not to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a recovery in the U.S. economy at risk.
In most of the states in the case of doping, COVID-19 hospitalizations are also rising, or at record levels. In contrast to increases of new infections, the increase in hospitalizations could not simply be attributed to more tests.
In Arizona, 83% of intensive care beds are occupied, a record, according to a state here is the web site of The epidemic alarmed the hard-hitting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo reservation – overlapping parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, re-established a weekend-long curfew, which will close essential businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations.
In Florida, a part of the increase has been linked to the recent reopening of the bars, which facilitates the transmission of the virus. In one case, 16 friends who have celebrated a birthday in a bar without wear masks of all the positive tests, according to media reports.
Texas has also highlighted the bars as one of the causes of its current crisis. In Oregon, more than 200 new cases were related to events to a single church.
For the united States as a whole, more than 2.1 million people have been infected to date, including 117,000 who died of COVID-19, far and away, the most of any country in the world.
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Additional reporting by Brendan O’brien in Chicago, Pierre Szekely, New York, Jarrett Renshaw in Philadelphia, Ernest Scheyder in Tusla, Oklahoma, and Andrew Hay in Taos, New Mexico; Writing by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Leslie Adler; Editing by Bill Berkrot
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