Southern states report record coronavirus surges


Florida, Arizona and Texas are among a handful of states halting reopening plans amid the recent surge in the coronavirus. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott re-imposed some restrictions on Friday, including formwork bars. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey did not come to order new restrictions, but said the state would delay plans to reopen.

All three states were among the first to lift orders, even though cases continued to rise across the country.

Vice President Mike Pence postpones campaign events in Florida and Arizona this week amid the surge in the virus, a Trump campaign spokesman confirmed Saturday.

United States set a record for more than a day 40,000 new cases Thursday, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control, and the number of people hospitalized with coronavirus continues to rise.

In a briefing by the coronavirus task force on Friday, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that certain areas of the country face a “serious problem.”

“What happens in one area of ​​the country could ultimately have an effect in other areas of the country,” Fauci said.

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