“We need to stay focused,” said Maria Van Kerov, the Kovid-19 technical leadership of the World Health Organization. We need to remain strong. “We need to accept that it is challenging, but use these challenges to really make it positive and fight this epidemic together.”
But there are some states that have got it right after dropping their restrictions after their number of cases has reduced. Among them, Connecticut, which has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.
The country’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the state on Monday.
“You’re not pulling back on your vigilance, and make sure you don’t have a resurgence of matters that will put you back, but rather where you are and going forward,” Fauci said.
Other states, such as New York, which It was slow to reopen, restrictions were lifted by regions, and breaking down on individuals and businesses who did not follow the guidelines is also telling good news. The governor said New York’s positivity rate was less than 1% over the weekend.
Across the country, more than 4.7 million have been infected since the onset of the epidemic and at least 155,469 people have died. Health officials said there would be thousands more deaths in the coming weeks.
Four states have 400,000 cases
At least 13 states have reported more than 100,000 coronovirus infections and more than 400,000 have been reported in four of them, California, Florida, Texas and New York.
California, with more than 516,000 positive cases, reported the highest number of infections in the nation, but starting the week on a positive note. The state government reported a seven-day average of 7,764 Monday cases, down about 21% from the previous week.
In Los Angeles County, officials said they are cautiously optimistic as data trends are steady and slightly downward. Los Angeles is showing a seven-day On average, about 2,600 cases per day, a few weeks ago, when the same average was over 3,000 cases per day.
Florida has the second highest number of cases in the country, with more than 491,000 reported infections.
In Texas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who proposed an order to stay home for two weeks to help ease matters in July, said Monday that the city would issue citations and fines to those who Not following State mandate mandate. The state has more than 455,000 infections and more than 8,000 people hospitalized statewide.
Turner said, “When we are on patrol, out and around people facing people, and we are seeing that they do not keep their mask on when they are in public and around other people, we provide the necessary warning will do.” “And then failure to heed that warning would result in a citation and a fine of $ 250,” he said.
Fauci: Colleges doing regular Kovid-19 tests ‘should be fine’
Fauci said on Monday that while nationwide cases are still climbing, the key to reopening the college campus will be a regular trial.
Roping plans include “testing people before they get there, testing them once they get there, and even maintaining the amount of time they quarantine, as you know about It is 14 days, ”he said.
Colleges should be careful with people coming from outside, Fauci said, “I think if they maintain the guidelines that are put together for those coming back, they should be fine.”
As universities return to campus, there are schools across the country, many of which have already announced that they will be virtual for the first weeks of the academic year.
Authorities Need To Stop
Despite the country’s ongoing battle with more schools with the virus, probably reopening in the coming weeks, some Americans are still not according to the guidelines and Often attending social gatherings covering the face.
In Houston, Turner said there have been “too many” gatherings in the form of “house parties, backyard parties, barbecues, street parties, zedicos on corners”, which are helping to spread the virus.
“They need to stop,” he said.
It is a message repeated almost daily from coast to coast by local and state leaders.
In New York, authorities stopped a boat party Saturday night, arresting several people and declaring that boat operators violated social discrimination restrictions.
Party, New York Government. Andrew Cuomo said Monday “was really reckless, uncivil, irresponsible and unlawful.”
“What if one of those people on that cruise gets sick and dies,” he asked. “It violates public decency.”
CNN’s Naomi Thomas, Raja Razek, Lauren Mascarenhas and Cheri Mosberg contributed to this report.