Florida notches one-day virus case record in setback to reopening

Florida notches one-day virus case record in setback to reopening

The new numbers come after the United States, on Friday, recorded its largest daily case count of the pandemic, while Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said the government's current strategy for finding and isolating infected people was "not working", partly due to significant asymptomatic spread.

The recent spike in new cases prompted the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to once again suspending the consumption of alcohol on the premises at bars on Friday morning.

The figure equates to what NY reached in everyday cases in early April.

The U.S. has now hit more than 2.5 million infections and at least 125,539 deaths, it said Johns Hopkins University.

Texas had been among the most aggressive states in easing curbs but its strategy has backfired with a surge in several daily records in the number of new infections.

While the rise partly reflects expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the scourge is making a comeback, including increasing deaths and hospitalizations in parts of the country and higher percentages of virus tests coming back positive. Meanwhile, Arizona recorded 3,591 new cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, matching its prior record on June 23, while Nevada disclosed 1,099 new cases, double its previous high. "The more we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state will be and the more we can open Texas to work".

"We have warned that it is something that could have an impact", DeSantis said.

But despite the skyrocketing case numbers, both Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have refused to issue statewide mandates on mask-wearing, opting instead to leave that decision to local municipalities.

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As cases rise, the US Army commander at Fort Riley in the state's northeast ordered his soldiers to stay out of a popular nearby restaurant and bar district after 10 pm. And about half of the new cases now being reported are in Americans under the age of 35, which is "encouraging", Pence said, given that younger Americans are less susceptible to serious outcomes. In Oklahoma, the seven-day average for daily new cases climbed from about 81 to 376; Idaho's jumped from around 40 to 160.

"There's a feeling that a lot of young people, even if you're young so you feel a little more invincible, but, with respect, it can often be a selfish opinion", Newsom said.

More than half of U.S. states, particularly in the South and West, have seen spikes in the number of COVID cases, while once hard-hit northeastern states have continued to mark improvements. The European Union seems nearly certain to bar Americans in the short term from entering the bloc, which is now drawing up new travel rules, EU diplomats said.

"You played politics with this virus and you lost", Cuomo said Thursday when asked in an interview about the Florida governor's earlier boasts.

Britain was expected to scrap a 14-day quarantine requirement for people returning from overseas in a bid to make summer vacation travel possible.

The worldwide death toll from the disease that first emerged in China about six months ago is also nearing 500,000 as fears grow of a full-blown second wave.

Egypt has largely reopened.

"As we learned, more the 5% figure was felt to be a better goal", Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director at the American Public Health Association told The Washington Examiner.

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