Florida has so many new ones on Sunday Coronavirus infections registered like no other US state. According to the local statistics agency, 15,299 people tested positive, significantly more than previous records in California and New York four days ago and on April 15, respectively. This ended a week full of sad highs for Florida. The total number of cases in the state in the far southeast of America was just under 270,000. This week alone, 514 people died, 45 of them on Sunday.
Florida lifted many restrictions on businesses in May and June to get the economy going again. The number of virus tests has now increased significantly, but the proportion of positive results is increasing even faster. If less than five percent of the virus tests were positive in June, the daily average was already more than 19 percent in the past week.
Despite the rising rates, governor exists Ron DeSantis that schools should reopen in August. He argues that it has not been proven that children play a role in the spread of the pandemic in counties where schools are back to teaching. “Fortunately, the corona risk for students is unimaginably low,” he said.
Health experts worry because the Republicans have their nomination party convention for President Donald Trump want to hold in Florida in August. They warn that the virus spreads quickly in large crowds. Despite the increasing number of cases in Florida, for example, the “Walt Disney World” amusement park opened its doors again to visitors on Saturday. Body temperature is measured at the entrance and distance and hygiene rules must be observed.
Trump remains optimistic despite rising numbers
America saw the most new infections in one day since the pandemic started on Friday. According to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the number of new infections registered was a record 66,627. On Saturday, the number dropped to 61,325. Overall, the number of new infections in the country with around 330 million inhabitants has increased significantly since mid-June due to the relaxation of the corona requirements. Since the pandemic started, JHU researchers have recorded a total of more than 3.2 million coronavirus infections. More than 134,000 people died. The number of deaths recorded every day is still lower than at the height of the crisis, but has increased again. On Saturday, the JHU statistics registered 685 deaths.
Despite the rising infection rate, Trump was optimistic. In the “Full Court Press” broadcast on Sunday, he said there were some states like Florida and California that had suddenly become “hot”. However, many other states look good. “We will be in very good shape very soon,” Trump said. According to JHU statistics, however, the number of new infections continues to increase in most of the 50 states.
Given the dramatically increasing number of infections, President Donald Trump wore a mask for the first time in a long time during a public appearance. On television images, Trump saw blue-nose protection with the president’s seal on Friday evening (local time) at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda near Washington. Trump was last photographed in May when he temporarily put on a mask during a tour of a Michigan state factory.
Trump announced guidelines from the CDC health agency in April that recommended wearing mouth and nose protection. But he immediately made it clear that he would not wear a mask himself. Trump and the White House justify this by saying that the president is regularly tested for the corona virus. Trump is nevertheless accused of being a bad role model in the ongoing pandemic by acting without a mask.