Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases – BBC News

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States like Florida are experiencing rates of infection not seen because April

The United States taped an all-time day-to-day high of 40,000 coronavirus infections on Thursday, figures from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) show.A recent surge in infections and hospitalisations has prompted the states of Texas, Florida and Arizona to stop briefly resuming plans.JHUs previous high of 36,400 was on 24 April when less testing took place. The US has 2.4 million validated infections and 122,370 deaths – more than any other country. While a few of the increase in everyday cases taped is down to increased screening, the rate of favorable tests in some areas is also increasing.

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The rise in cases was being driven by young individuals checking positive, particularly in the south and west of the United States, said the head of the CDC, Dr Robert Redfield.Which states are worst hit?Texas, which has been at the leading edge of relocations to end lockdown steps, has seen thousands of new cases, prompting Republican Governor Greg Abbott to call a short-lived stop to its resuming.” This short-lived time out will help our state corral the spread up until we can securely go into the next stage of opening our state for business,” he said on Thursday
Texas confirmed a record 5,996 brand-new cases on Thursday.
There were likewise 47 brand-new deaths, the greatest everyday toll for a month
The state has actually likewise seen a record variety of people requiring healthcare facility treatment for 13 days in a row
Optional surgical treatment has actually been suspended in the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio areas to free up beds
More than 10% of the tests carried out over the past week have returned positive
All however 12 of the states 254 counties have actually reported cases
Floridas guv said there was no plan to continue reopening step-by-step. Disease trackers there state the state has actually “lost control of the epidemic”, the Washington Post reports. Governor Doug Ducey, who had actually been providing companies a “green light” to reopen, now says Arizona citizens are “more secure at home”.

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Media captionDr Fauci on Tuesday: Were now seeing a disturbing surge of infections
On Wednesday New York, New Jersey and Connecticut stated they would ask individuals taking a trip from 8 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah – to go into self-isolation for 14 days.In California, which reported a record 7,149 new validated cases on Wednesday, Walt Disney said it was delaying resuming of its Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park initially set for 17 July. The business stated it very first needed to receive approval from government officials.Governor Gavin Newsom stated the state had actually performed more than a million tests over the past two weeks, with about 5% returning positive. Mr Newsom has actually made wearing a face mask compulsory in public.The University of Washington predicts 180,000 US deaths by October – or 146,000 if 95% of Americans use masks.The European Union is reportedly considering banning United States people from going into the bloc as it thinks about how to resume its external borders.

The surge in cases was being driven by young people checking positive, especially in the south and west of the United States, said the head of the CDC, Dr Robert Redfield.Which states are worst hit?Texas, which has actually been at the leading edge of moves to end lockdown steps, has seen thousands of new cases, prompting Republican Governor Greg Abbott to call a temporary stop to its resuming.” This temporary time out will assist our state corral the spread until we can safely go into the next stage of opening our state for business,” he stated on Thursday
Illness trackers there say the state has “lost control of the epidemic”, the Washington Post reports. On Wednesday New York, New Jersey and Connecticut stated they would ask individuals travelling from 8 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah – to go into self-isolation for 14 days.In California, which reported a record 7,149 brand-new validated cases on Wednesday, Walt Disney said it was delaying resuming of its Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park initially set for 17 July. The company stated it first needed to receive approval from government officials.Governor Gavin Newsom said the state had actually carried out more than a million tests over the past 2 weeks, with about 5% coming back favorable.