The new cases reported on Tuesday are more than triple the number reported in the country a month ago: 19,800 on June 14, according to Johns Hopkins University.The southern states of the United States are now facing a push. , the new epicenter of the pandemic, reported 15,299 new cases of coronavirus over a 24-hour period this weekend – the highest number of new cases reported in a state in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The previous record was 11,571 cases reported in New York on April 14, when that state was the epicenter of the American epidemic.
In Florida, authorities are currently setting up test sites, delivering essential supplies, and distributing staff across the state. The lead agency – the Florida Division of Emergency Management – also helps with hurricanes and other natural disasters.
“Work hurricanes are sprints. It’s a marathon, “said Jared Moskowitz, agency director. He said it was the largest operation in the history of the state and had been complicated by misinformation and politics.
“When a category 5 strikes, nobody wonders if it was a category 5. No one says,” No, it was a category 2 “,” he said. “And in this catastrophe, we are fighting over everything. ”
In Miami-Dade County, more than 30% of all coronavirus tests returned positive on Tuesday. And with the growing number of hospitalizations, the mayor of Miami said more cancellations may be necessary.
“There is currently a lot of pressure to close at some level,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.
In the West, it’s a similar story in Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, new cases and hospitalizations hit records.
“Red is when it’s… everything stops again. All. At our strictest level. And so, I want to warn people that we are close to that, “said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, before the new figures were announced.
The epidemic is also accelerating in South Carolina.
“We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of cases, and hospitals are facing severe staffing shortages,” said Senator Lindsey Graham after being briefed by hospital administrators.
At least three states – Alabama, Utah and Florida – have just reported a record number of deaths from coronaviruses in one day.
CDC director Robert Redfield warns that the worst may still be ahead when the coronavirus pandemic coincides with flu season.
“I think the fall and winter of 2020 and 2021 are probably going to be one of the most difficult times we have known in terms of American public health,” he said.