US cities warn, ‘ahead of coronovirus trouble’, Ohio governor tests positive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House health experts have warned that even a small increase in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in some US cities could cause trouble and urged local leaders That they be alert to avoid the increase.

“It forecasts further trouble,” the country’s top infectious diseases official, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Thursday.

The death toll in the US is now more than 159,000 – the highest in the world, with 4.8 million known cases.

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Ohio Governor Mike Devine became the latest senior elected official to test positive on Thursday. He said there were no symptoms and the test was done before a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

Fauci White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Drs. Deborah was speaking after Birks, who identified new areas of concern in a telephone call with state and local authorities on Wednesday.

Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a “very high level” as well as Kansas City, Portland, Omaha and the Central Valley in California, Birks said on the call, the recording of which was obtained by the journalism nonprofit Center for Publicity.

White House data showed a slight increase in the percentage of positive coronavirus tests in Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington. Those cities “need to get over it,” Birks said.

Even where most people are doing things right, Fauci said, people who don’t wear masks or follow social distancing guidelines can keep the virus from smoldering.

“As long as everyone pulls together … we continue to see the kind of growth that Dr. Birks was talking about in many of those cities,” he said, noting rising hospitals and deaths Such an increase often takes place.

Tennessee and North Carolina recorded record one-day increases in deaths on Thursday with 42 and 73, respectively.

America’s outbreak, once centered around highly populated New York City, has since spread from coast to coast to communities, in part by summer travel trips.

On the positive side, medical professionals have a better understanding of how Dr., a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Khalila Gates said.

“We don’t know it all, but it’s not the fear of the unknown,” he told Reuters.

“Priceless Moment”

Warning local and state officials not to disappoint their guards, Birks is traveling around the country, a message often with Trump, who said Wednesday that the virus will “go away as things go.”

Trump has urged state and local officials to re-open public schools to help Americans rework and spend in-American learning. One of the pillars of Trump’s campaign for re-election on November 3 is strong economy.

In the Corinth School District in rural Mississippi, where schools were open two weeks ago, five confirmed COVID-19 cases forced some students and teachers into quarantine, superintendent Edward Lee Childress said on Facebook Live.

The decision to reopen the schools was taken as an “unavoidable moment” in which COVID-19 would be detected and tracing plans approached, he said.

FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles, California, US, On August 5, 2020, during an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), customers lined up to shop for food at Food 4 Less Grocery Store. REUTERS / Mike Blake

“We are going for some more positive cases. We know this will happen.

Although the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, 31.3 million people were staggering, checking for unemployment in mid-July. Other data Thursday saw a 54% increase in jobs announced by employers in July.

The State Department on Thursday gave an advisory from March that US citizens should avoid all international travel due to the epidemic. But American travelers are still banned or banned in many parts of the world, including the European Union.

Reporting by Donna Chiaku and Susan Heave in Washington, Barbara Goldberg and Maria Caspani in New York; Writing by Sonya Hepastić; Editing by Philip Fletcher and Bill Burcott

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