U.S. coronavirus: Only two states report a drop in new cases

  • U.S. coronavirus: Only two states report a drop in new cases

U.S. coronavirus: Only two states report a drop in new cases

The crackdown on violators comes as COVID-19 cases soar across Florida, including a new 5,266 cases added to the 146,000 total. Florida banned on-premise alcohol consumption in bars as the state's case count recorded 9,000 new cases in one day.

Healthcare workers throughout South Florida are pleading with the public to change its perception of masks and other preventative measures amid a surge of coronavirus cases throughout the state.

Some EU diplomats are "unlikely" to CNN not allowing USA travelers to enter the European Union as the bloc begins to embark on an worldwide journey as cases increase.

Less than a week after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said there would be no mask requirement, city officials announced on Monday that coverings must be worn in "situations where individuals can not socially distance".

Currently, more than 2.5 million infections and at least 125,539 people are killed, according to the United States.

Several states in the US south and west including Texas, Florida and Alabama have seen a resurgence of the virus in recent weeks even as northeastern states New York, New Jersey and CT showed marked improvement. The figure equates to what NY reached in everyday cases in early April.

At least 12 states have halted or withdrawn their reopening plans in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Saturday that he pressed the pause button on the state's reopening plan due to rising lawsuits. Some counties were preparing to enter the fourth phase of reopening, "which would essentially mean no restrictions", the governor's office said in a statement.

Texas Gov.George Abbott also announced last week that it will pause later stages.

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

"We expect our numbers to be worse next week and the following week", government Doug Ducey said.

In recent days, officials across the USA have reported an increase in cases among younger groups. In Mississippi, officers pointed to fraternity get-togethers as one of the motorists powering the state's conditions.

In Florida, Gov DeSantis said that the average age of infected people in March was in the 60s, dropping to people in the early 30s in the past two to three weeks.

The governor urged youthful teams to be vigilant, stating when they could not be at possibility for major difficulties, they can pass the virus on to anyone who is. He said the state's community transfer was "driven by this 18 to 35 year old group".

"You have a accountability to be careful if you are in make contact with with somebody who is additional vulnerable", he said. "We have to avoid these three C's: close contact settings such as poorly ventilated indoor spaces, crowded places with lots of people nearby, and close-range conversations". "I don't think that that's really what's driving it. People going to a business is not what's driving it". People come in with a cough and shortness of breath, and they have COVID. "People come in with a cut on their arm, and they have COVID".

Experts are still encouraging the public to social distance and wear masks.