New cases of the new coronavirus broke the single-day record in Florida and South Carolina on Thursday, according to health representative.
Florida Department of Health confirmed 1698 additional cases of COVID-19 in the previous days, almost a 20 percent increase from the state’s previous highest level of 1419 reported last Thursday.
Health Attorneys in Florida have now confirmed at least 966 new positive cases every day since June 3, which comes after the government began its re-opening procedure last month. Florida has more than 67,456 cases of coronavirus, and at least 2848 deaths, according to the department.
South Carolina also registered a record total of 687 coronavirus cases on Thursday – surpassing its previous highest level of 542, which was just three days earlier – reported the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, according to Columbia WLTX TV. South Carolina now has at least 16,441 confirmed COVID-19 cases, based on data from the Johns Hopkins University.
Florida began its re-opening process in May, which was a month that saw all 50 US states begin to ease its restrictions on the coronavirus. Now a sudden increase in cases reported in most parts of the United States, amid street protests and US reversal of the policy of closure.
In recent days, the US saw an increase of 36.5 percent in daily cases, a striking difference compared with the top ten countries with the highest number so far COVID-19 infections, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Yahoo News .
It is because many Americans had long been waiting for an end to quarantine and a return to normalcy. Concern over the grave economic center has also accelerated the re-opening process.
Now in June suggests cell phone data to people moving into the United States at a level that is about 61 percent of what was considered normal behavior before the pandemic.
“It seems that we, the United States, have given up and accepted this disease as a livsfasett,” said Jeffrey Shaman from Columbia University School of Public Health to NPR. “It did not have to be so, and it continues still.”
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A total of 12 other states outside of Florida and South Carolina have also registered a seven-day average high of novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Statarna are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, according to data from the Washington Post.
“The worse times are ahead,” said Joe Gerald, a public health researcher at the University of Arizona, which helps to provide projections to the state health department, told the newspaper. “Considerations of the evidence suggests that the transfer from the Community increases.
While testing has increased, some experts believe that it is not the main reason for the sudden increase in cases.
“It is very clear that there is a real increase in the spread in the community,” said Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, Phoenix KJZZ radio station. “It’s not an artifact of further testing.”
Health managers also fear the nationwide protests that saw thousands of people in close contact with each other can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 – even if they are wearing masks.
“Masks can help, but it’s masks plus physical separation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And when you get churches that we saw with the demonstrations … it takes a risk.”
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Others worry that after months of quarantine and believing the worst has passed – fatigue about the virus has already begun.
“The worrying thing about me is that there is a lot of fatigue in the population overall,” Wafaa El-Sadr, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, told The Guardian.
“People feel that they have made distance and that they thirst after coming outside and making contact with each other. If this powerful force requires us to take a step back, how do we convince people to do so? I feel that we have taken five steps forward and now maybe one step back. “
Due to the recent increase in cases, Ashish Jha, head of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, in an interview with CNN, said he believes deaths from the virus would almost double in the United States by the fall if measures are not taken to limit the spread.
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In the midst of the sudden increase in cases, recommended steps to limit the spread of the virus include contract tracking, increased testing, worm usage and continued social distance, Reuters reported.