Los Angeles has become a new epicentre of the pandemic so that the cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations flock there in spite of the strict orders of the governor-Gavin Newsom requiring the bars to close and residents to wear masks in almost all public spaces.
“The alarming increase of cases, positivity rate, and hospitalization indicates that we, as a community, must take immediate action to slow the spread of Covid-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of public health county of Los Angeles, in a press release. announcing the sharp increase. “Otherwise, we are heading quickly to an overload of our system of health and find diseases and death even more devastating. ”
The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has announced a “break hard” on the re-opening of cinemas, theme parks and other entertainment venues.
The county of Los Angeles has stated that its beaches will be closed for the weekend of the Independence day celebration and fireworks will be prohibited.
The positive tests at the State level for Covid-19 have increased at least 7 418 California on Monday to about 223 000, the largest increase in a day since the beginning of the follow-up.
The California is a part of a number of States, including Florida, Texas and Arizona, who are struggling against a new wave of infections while the nation emerges from weeks of confinement. Infections Covid-19 in Texas have increased by 6 545 Monday to nearly 160,000, establishing also a record for an increase of one day.
At the national level, the cases have increased to more than 40 000, for the fourth time in the last five days.
The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has ordered the closure of bars, discos, gyms, movie theaters, and water parks for at least 30 days. Ducey has also postponed the opening of public schools until 17 August at least. “We expect that next week, our numbers are worse,” said Ducey in a press conference in the afternoon.
The vice-president of Trump, Mike Pence will travel to Phoenix on Wednesday to discuss efforts to combat the resurgence of the pandemic.