Florida reported another one-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, and cases in Texas crossed the 400,000 mark, fearing that the United States still did not control the outbreak and another one on Congress There is increasing pressure to pass large financial aid packages.
Public health experts are becoming concerned about the level of infection in states such as Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, while the surge in Texas, Arizona and California as well as Florida this month has put many hospitals under stress.
An increase in cases has forced a U-turn to reopen economies to slow the spread of the virus after the lockdowns in March and April ended.
The state’s Department of Health said there have been 191 coronovirus deaths in the past 24 hours in Florida, the largest increase in a day.
Texas, the second-most populous state, added more than 6,000 new cases on Monday, taking its total to 401,477, according to a tally kept by news agency Reuters. Only three other states – California, Florida and New York – have more than 400,000 cases in total.
The widespread outbreak has pushed US deaths from Kovid-19 closer to the 1,50,000 milestone the country is expected to cross this week and comes exactly three months before the November 3 election, where Donald Trump is the second Want tenure. According to totals tracked by Reuters and Johns Hopkins University, there are over 4.3m confirmed cases in the US.
The increase in cases in Florida prompted Trump to cancel the events of the Republican convention in Jacksonville in late August last week that had already been rearranged from North Carolina.
However, there is a glimmer of hope in the data obtained from Texas, where the state’s Health Department reported that the current hospital declined Monday due to Kovid-19.
Top infectious disease specialist and White House Coronavirus Task Force head of public health expert Anthony Fauci said there were indications that the recent boom could increase in difficult states such as Florida and Texas. But he warned that other parts of the country could be the cause of increasing outbreaks.
“They could be crimping and coming back,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America about the outbreak situation in several southern states.
But Fauci said that there was a “very early indication” that the percentage of coronovirus tests was positive that had begun to rise in other states, such as Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Fauci added to the same TV show that he was “under no circumstances” misleading the American public, after another attack on him by the US president.
In New York, state governor Andrew Cuomo added Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Columbia, and the district of Puerto Rico to the list of places whose passengers would have to quarantine for 14 days when they moved to New York. Thirty-one other states are on the list, which was unveiled last month.
New York was one of the earliest centers of the American outbreak, which first appeared in China late last year and now has killed more than 654,000 people worldwide.
The rise in US deaths and infections has aroused early hopes that the country was in the worst past of an economic crisis that reduced businesses and forced millions of Americans out of work.
Congress on Tuesday was locked in difficult negotiations over another coronovirus aid package to help American families and businesses overcome the crisis.
As well as disagreements between the two sides, with the Republican camp infiltrating, the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said she intends to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, while both sides are “airing our differences Huh”.
In the first epidemic, Congress passed $ 3tn as aid, including lockdown and increased unemployment benefits to blunt the pain of closed businesses.
Senate Republicans on Monday announced a $ 1 TN coronavirus assistance package with the White House, which McConnell described as a “customized and targeted” plan to reopen schools and businesses while protecting companies from lawsuits.
But the proposal sparked immediate opposition from both Democrats and some Republicans. Democrats compared it to their $ 3tn proposal passed by the House in May, describing it as inadequate.
The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, described the Republican proposal as a “non-starter”, telling journalists that it offers zero support for state and local governments most affected by the epidemic .
The Republican proposal would remove the current unemployment benefit from $ 600 per week, in addition to state unemployment, to $ 200 per week.
Meanwhile, the American Federation of Teachers has authorized that the union is calling for “security attacks” to protect teachers from coronoviruses if necessary as officials debate whether children and college students learning at the end of summer Have to return.
Despite concerns about the spread of the virus in classrooms, some school districts and the federal government in Coronovirus hot spots are insisting on reopening schools.
And Twitter temporarily banned the account of the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., for spreading false claims about coronoviruses. He shared a video of a doctor falsely claiming that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is a “cure” for coronavirus. On Tuesday morning, Fauci emphasized that it is not effective for the disease.