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(CNN) — Ten states in the united States experienced a record number of new cases of covid-19 this week, and one of them could be the next epicentre of the pandemic.
Florida has “all the ballots to become the next great epicenter of transmission of coronavirus“, and runs the risk of being the “worst so far”, according to the projections given on Wednesday by a model developed by a team of scientists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania.
The state joins nine others (Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas) that are recording record averages of new cases of coronavirus newspapers in the past seven days, according to an analysis of CNN data from the Johns Hopkins University.
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Twenty-one states are seeing an upward trend in new cases of coronavirus and health experts continue to stress the importance of taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus. Despite the growing number of cases, the White House minimized the risks and president Donald Trump said in an interview with Gray TV on Wednesday that the virus is “disappearing”.
At the same time that the narrative of the White House collides with the data, the health experts, including Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been absent from many public updates. Dr. Jonathan Reiner, professor of medicine at the George Washington University, told Erin Burnett of CNN that is because “tell the truth”.
“And the truth is that the pandemic is still very, very active in the united States and that we are not returning to normal and that there are difficult things that the public has to make,” said Reiner.
How to evolve the states
According to the data of the Johns Hopkins University:
• 21 states are seeing upward trends in the cases recently reported from one week to the following: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii , Kansas, Oregon, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.
• Eight states are seeing a steady number of cases recently reported: Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, and Washington.
• 21 states are seeing a downward trend: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, new Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.
• One state, Vermont, has seen a decline of at least 50%.
Across the country, more than 2 million people have been infected and 117.717 people have been killed by the virus.
Officials to minimize the cases
On Wednesday, the virus claimed 755 lives in the united States, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.
State officials are navigating the outbreak and managing the growing number of infections for your account.
The county of Los Angeles, which represents almost half of the cases of California, reported on Wednesday a maximum of a single day of new cases. But the authorities attributed the increase to the county a delay in the test reports.
Other politicians have also attributed a greater number of cases of increased testing, but Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, said that the waves exceed the testing.
“When you see a 50% increase or 150% in the number of cases that you’re seeing, which is what we are seeing in all the South, it is not because of the evidence. These are new cases. That is to spread community,” he said.
Texas also reported a record number of hospitalizations per day for covid-19 on Monday, with 2.326.
Florida recorded nearly 2,800 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, its highest number of new cases and confirmed in a single day, according to the Florida Department of Health.
But the governor, Ron DeSantis said the state will not close.
The governor attributed the increase in cases to the increase in the testing and outbreaks in prisons, the farming communities and the facilities long-term care.
Masks in Alabama and Arizona
Some local officials hope to manage the spread by ordering the use of a mask.
A day after the city council not adopt an ordinance, the mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, Steven Reed, implemented an executive order Wednesday that requires that the inhabitants of the city wear masks and facial covers, according to a publication of the official Twitter account of the city.
The doctors in Arizona have called the governor Doug Ducey to implement a similar decree in the state. Although the governor announced Wednesday that he would be called 300 soldiers of the National Guard to help with the tracking of contacts, said he would leave decisions about requirements for the use of masks to the mayors.
It is unlikely that some local leaders to continue what he called a “decree” counterproductive”, he said.
At the beginning of this week, nine mayors of Texas, including Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, urged the governor Greg Abbott to give them the authority to require use of surgical masks in public “where you can’t practice distancing-physical”.
Mayors and doctors have reasons to believe that the requirement could be effective. A study reported on Tuesday found that between 230,000 and 450,000 cases of the virus were prevented in states that required the use of respirators between April 8 and may 15.
Big events lead to more positive tests
Relieve precautions and restrictions means that more people are gathering in larger groups, which in some cases has resulted quickly in more positive cases of coronavirus.
The sheriff Mark Lamb, County of Pinal, Arizona, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for covid-19 and will be in quarantine for at least 14 days. He said that it is “likely” that has been in contact with an infected person at a campaign event held Saturday.
The Department of county Public Health is working to track all of the people with whom he came in contact, he said on Facebook.
Earlier this week, a group of 16 friends in Florida said that all were infected with the coronavirus after a night in a bar recently reopened.Group of 16 friends gives positive covid-19 after a night in a bar 3:50
Even so, Oklahoma, one of the states that reported a record number of new cases, you are scheduled to receive this week a campaign event at the Trump.
When asked, Trump said he wasn’t worried that the wizards did not get sick. “In reality, Oklahoma has had a relatively low rate in relative terms. It is a small increase, a small increase for a specific reason,” he said. “We will go there, all will be safe.”
The republican senator James Lankford, of Oklahoma, acknowledged Wednesday an increase in rates with Erin Burnett of CNN, but said the event should not be postponed, and that they are “pushing people to be attentive to this.”
Nikki Carvajal, Shelby Lin Erdman, Joe Sutton, Dave Alsup, Pierre Meilhan, Jamiel Lynch and Holly Yan contributed to this report.