NEW YORK – June 28: The United States has exceeded 2.5 million cases of coronavirus, and more than a dozen states have suspended deconfinement.
The curve of the coronavirus epidemic is far from leveling off in the United States, and on the contrary, continues to climb in certain states.
This Saturday, June 27, Florida recorded a new record with nearly 10,000 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours. At the same time on the west coast, the deconfinement was suspended in several cities in the face of the resurgence of cases.
The “Sunshine State” counted 9585 new patients and 24 deaths in one day, an unpublished assessment since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from local health authorities.
Florida is facing a “real explosion” of the disease among young people who, thanks to the deconfinement operated since the beginning of June, have returned to the beaches and the nightlife, this week recognized its governor Ron DeSantis.
The average age of infected people is indeed 33 years, against 65 two months ago.
The Republican governor, who had dragged on taking initial containment measures, decided on Friday to suspend alcohol consumption in bars.
His Texan counterpart, also faced with a worrying increase in the number of cases in his state, also ordered the bars to be closed and reduced the restaurant’s capacity. Texas is one of the first American states to have reopened its economy.
As of May 1, restaurants, shopping centers, cinemas and stores were able to reopen at reduced capacity. On Friday evening, in a rare act of contrition, Governor Greg Abbott regretted allowing the bars to reopen too early.
The United States has exceeded 2.5 million cases of coronavirus.
Deconfinement Suspended in the Dozen States
On the west coast, the situation is also being watched very closely, particularly in California where the number of hospital patients linked to a Covid-19 infection has jumped 32% in the last two weeks, reaching 4,240 people. Nearly 200,000 cases in total have been reported in California, with more than 5,700 deaths
Friday, the city of San Francisco, therefore, announced, in turn, a “break” in its deconfinement. Hairdressers, barbers, outdoor bars … which were to reopen on Monday will wait, authorities said.
This Saturday, June 27, the state of Washington did the same, suspending the passage to stage 4 of the deconfinement scheduled for Monday, which would have allowed the gatherings of more than 50 people, and the reopening of nightclubs, gyms, and other public reception areas.
“The increase in cases in the state and concerns about the spread of the virus make phase 4, which would have almost resulted at the end of the restrictions, impossible for the moment,” local health officials said.
Washington is one of the states, where the number of cases is increasing by about 5% per week, according to Johns Hopkins University.
According to the New York Times, at least 8 states had suspended their deconfinement by June 26, a count to which was added Washington, and which excludes Texas and Florida where stricter restrictions were purely and simply imposed reinstated.
More than 2.5 million infections with coronavirus were recorded on Saturday in the United States. However, the spread of the virus is far from uniform throughout the country, while the situation worsens in the south. But it continues to improve in the northeast, where, to avoid the effect of As a communicating vessel.
Some governors have put quarantine measures in place for travelers from the most affected states.