Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high in US

  • Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high in US

Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high in US

South Africa, which accounts for about half of the infections on the African continent with over 1,18,000, reported a record of almost 6,600 new cases after loosening what had been one of the world's strictest lockdowns earlier this month.

'We have a little work to do, and we'll get it done.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, and Florida banned alcohol at such establishments.

The spike has led state officials to tighten restrictions on businesses again - as they also have in Texas.

"Right now we are penalising those who don't wear masks", Mr Suarez said, adding that he was looking at potentially implementing new measures: "We may have to, at some point, implement a stay at home order".

The count of new confirmed infections, provided by Johns Hopkins University, eclipsed the previous high of 40,000 set the previous day.

According to Johns Hopkins, 2.4 million Americans have contracted the virus, and more than 124,000 have died after contracting it.

As situations spike, U.S. tourists are "not likely" to be permitted into the European Union as the bloc commences opening up to intercontinental travel, numerous EU diplomats told CNN.

The number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 Friday - eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April - in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states.

"If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would have been to slow down the re-opening of bars", the governor told an ABC News affiliate KIVA.com on Friday.

It never fully emerged from its first wave, and figures suggest the past week has seen the most new cases reported since the start of the pandemic, mainly driven by a rise in infections in the south and west.

Texas confirmed a record 5,996 new cases on Thursday.

At least 12 states halted or rolled back their reopening plans in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus.

Florida's governor said there was no plan to continue reopening step-by-step.

Newsom has paused allowing counties to further reopen their economies in response to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.

"Period 4 would signify a return to ordinary action and we are not able to do that now", the statement explained.

Florida and Texas were two of the last states to shut down and earliest to reopen.

A day later, Abbott also said he was closing bars and limiting restaurant capacity.

In fact, the USA graph of new cases has not assumed the bell shape seen in other countries - that is, the curve has not been flattened. Similarly, Dr. Paul Byers, Mississippi state epidemiologist, said new cases are predominately young people in the 18-29 age group, one outlet wrote.

In latest days, officers throughout the USA have described a increase in situations among the young groups. In Mississippi, officials pointed to fraternity parties as one of the drivers behind the state's cases.

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a budget emergency due to the pandemic.

Colleen Corbett, a 30-year-old bartender at two places in Tampa, said that she was disappointed and anxious about being unemployed again, but that the restrictions are the right move.

"You have a accountability to be cautious if you are in make contact with with any person who is a lot more vulnerable", he mentioned.

But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas.