More than 2.8 million people in the United States have confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began in January and nearly 130,000 people have died. The United States, which leads the world in coronavirus infections, recorded a one-off record in new cases on Friday.
Health experts fear that cases of coronavirus will continue to climb after the weekend of July 4. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said earlier this week that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the United States eventually began to see 100,000 new cases a day.
Governors in other coronavirus hotspots, such as California and Texas, scrambled to reintroduce restrictions on indoor bars and restaurant spaces before the holidays. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who had long opposed a state mask mandate, ordered people in Texas to wear masks in most public places on Thursday.
Popular beaches closed in California and Florida on Saturday when health inspectors urged Americans to avoid gathering at four July parties and fireworks.
In Arizona, which sees an increase in new cases of coronavirus, health officials on Friday reported that 90 percent of beds for intensive care were occupied ̵
President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday the coronavirus tensions were linked to increased testing, a theme he is continued to press in recent weeks.
On Friday, Kim Guilfoyle, a top Trump campaign staff member and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus before the president’s planned speech at Mount Rushmore. Guilfoyle is the latest person near President Donald Trump to test positive for the virus.