Florida reported another record one-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, and cases in Texas crossed the 400,000 mark, raising fears that the United States still has no control over the outbreak and is putting pressure on Congress to adopt another economic aid package.
Health experts are concerned about the level of infection in states such as Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, while the rapid onset of severe stress in Florida and Texas, Arizona and California has strained many hospitals.
The rise in cases has taken steps to rebuild the economy after the end of the stops introduced in March and April to slow the spread of the virus.
In Florida, 191 deaths from coronavirus have died in the last 24 hours, the largest increase in a day since the epidemic began, according to the Department of Health.
Texas, the second-largest state, added more than 6,000 new cases on Monday, bringing them to 401,477, according to Reuters. Only three other states – California, Florida and New York – have more than 400,000 total cases.
The escalation of the outbreak has led to the death toll in the United States from Covid-19 approaching the gloomy 150,000 mark that the country is expected to cross this week and come just over three months before the Nov. 3 election, where Donald Trump is seeking a second term . There are more than 4.3 million confirmed cases in the United States, according to Reuters and Johns Hopkins University.
A surge in Florida prompted Trump last week to cancel the Republican Convention in Jacksonville in late August, which had already been moved from North Carolina.
However, there is information on Texas data, where the Department of Health reported that hospitalization due to Covid-19 fell on Monday.
Anthony Foci, a leading infectious disease specialist and a leading health figure in the White House’s coronavirus group, said there were signs that the latest outbreak could reach its peak in the hard-hit states such as Florida and Texas. But he warned that other parts of the country could be affected by the outbreak.
“They can be sinful and come back down,” Foci told ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the outbreak in several southern states.
But Foci said there was a “very early sign” that the percentage of coronavirus tests that were positive was starting to rise in other states, such as Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In the same TV show, Foci added that he was not “under any circumstances” to mislead the American public after another attack by the US president.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo added Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to the list of places travelers must quarantine for 14 days when visiting New York. Thirty-one more states are on the list, which was released last month.
New York was one of the earliest outbreaks of the United States, which first surfaced in China late last year and has now killed more than 654,000 people worldwide.
Rising deaths and infections in the United States have shattered early hopes that the country has gone through the worst economic crisis, which has devastated businesses and made millions of Americans unemployed.
Congress was blocked on Tuesday in difficult negotiations over another coronavirus package to help American families and businesses recover from the crisis.
Amid fighting in the Republican camp, as well as disagreements between the two sides, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she intends to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, while both sides “check our differences.”
Earlier, Congress paid about $ 3 tonne during the pandemic. US, including increasing unemployment benefits to quell the pain of closing and closing businesses.
Senate Republicans announced a $ 1 tonne coronavirus package on Monday. The United States, which was recorded with the White House, which McConnell announced as a “prepared and focused” plan to rebuild schools and businesses, protecting companies from lawsuits.
But the proposal sparked immediate opposition from both Democrats and some Republicans. Democrats found this insufficient compared to their $ 3 trillion proposal, which was passed by the House in May.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, described the Republican proposal as “non-standard,” telling reporters it provided zero support to the state and local governments most affected by the epidemic.
The Republican proposal will reduce the current expanded unemployment benefit from $ 600 per week, in addition to state unemployment, to $ 200 per week.
Meanwhile, the American Teachers’ Federation has allowed the union to call “safety strikes” if necessary to protect teachers from the coronavirus, as authorities discuss the return of children and students to personal education at the end of the summer break.
Some school districts in coronavirus centers and the federal government are insisting on opening schools, despite concerns about the spread of the virus in classrooms.
And Twitter has temporarily restricted the account of the son of President Donald Trump Jr. for spreading false claims about the coronavirus. He shared a video of a doctor who falsely claims that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is a “cure” for coronavirus. Foki on Tuesday morning stressed that it is not effective for the disease.