Florida registered almost 2 800 new cases of coronavirus on Monday – the highest number of new confirmed cases in a single day that the state has seen, according to the Florida Department of Health. Despite the increase, the governor Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday to journalists that the State fails to close its doors.
“We’re going to go forward. We will continue to protect the most vulnerable, ” said DeSantis. “We urge, continue to advise, in particular our elderly population to maintain social distance, to avoid the crowds. ”
Arizona has reached on Tuesday a record number of cases per day, just like Texas.
The openings at the national level associated with the contempt of the measures of personal security have led the researchers of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington to increase their projections of deaths by Covid-19 this summer.
“Unless we are effective in other things like wear a mask, avoid contact, this will lead inexorably to the second wave,” said Dr Chris Murray of IHME to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
The trends of the States
• 18 States will see a rising trend of new cases reported from one week to the other: West Virginia, California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Hawaii.
• 10 States will see a steady number of new cases reported: Washington, Utah, South Dakota, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Alaska, Maine and Delaware.
• 22 States are seeing a downward trend: Iowa, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts , Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
• A State, Michigan, has experienced a decline of at least 50%.
The second wave arrives can be, but we are not yet out of the first
At the beginning, it seemed like the finish line of the pandemic was the end of the summer. And even if the experts do not see this as the case, many Americans are eager to regain a sense of normality.
“We may be finished with the pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with us,” said Tuesday, Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
Murray provides that a “second wave” will begin the end of August, the United States, reaching more than 201 000 deaths from coronavirus by 1 October.
But the rate of cases of coronavirus in the United States are not yet fallen to a level low enough to call the first wave.
While the virus spreads, it seems to follow the freeways, said Tuesday researchers at the children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania.
People are leaving their homes now that more places are opening up. As more people interact with others, the disease is spreading, discovered the researchers.
The mayors of Texas want masks required to mitigate the spread
Nine mayors of Texas, whose senior officials from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, have urged the governor of the State to require masks to prevent the virus from spreading in their cities.
“If the mayors have the ability to require a cover face, we believe that our cities will be ready to help reduce the spread of this disease,” said the mayors in a letter to Abbott.
New research supports the case of the wearing of masks to reduce the spread.
In a study published Tuesday, researchers have estimated that between 230 000 and 450 000 new cases of the virus have been avoided in States that have enacted requirements for the use of the mask between the 8 April and 15 may.
“The results suggest that requiring the use of a face mask in public may help to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 “, wrote Wei Lyu, and George Wehby, of the Department of management and health policy College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
Always in the hope of mitigating the spread, the non-profit organization Resolve to Save Lives led by the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, Dr. Tom Frieden, has published on Tuesday a new manual search of contacts.
The guide will complement the efforts of the CDC to provide public health services premises detailed advice on how to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Dave Alsup of CNN, Jen Christensen, and Shelby Lin Erdman, Pierre Meilhan, Raja Razek and Amanda Watts contributed to this report.