Mike Pence campaign events postponed in Arizona and Florida as coronavirus cases spike in both states

Vice President Mike Pence speaks after main a White Home Coronavirus Process Pressure briefing on the Division of Well being and Human Companies on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming campaign events in Arizona and Florida this week have been postponed as both states report a significant surge in coronavirus cases. 

The campaign appearances are postponed “out of an abundance of warning,” a Trump campaign official advised #.

No new dates for the vp’s “Religion in America” tour, focused at evangelical voters, have been introduced as of but. Pence will nonetheless journey to Texas, Arizona, and Florida this week to satisfy governors and health-care groups about coronavirus response efforts. 

Coronavirus cases are spiking throughout the nation, notably in Arizona, Florida, Texas and California. 

As of Friday, the U.S. seven-day common of latest cases went up greater than 41% in contrast with every week in the past. The nation reported 45,255 further cases on Friday, bringing the overall to greater than 2.46 million cases for the reason that begin of the outbreak, based on Johns Hopkins College knowledge. 

Hospitalizations from Covid-19 have been rising in 14 states as of Friday, based on Covid Monitoring Venture knowledge.

Pence at a Friday press briefing boasted in regards to the U.S. flattening the curve, which was true in earlier months however isn’t the case anymore as cases hit new data in the U.S. 

The vp additionally claimed that elevated testing was producing extra cases. Nevertheless, extra testing alone does not account for the spike in new infections, and quite the unfold of the virus is inflicting an increase in reported cases.

Some states, together with Texas and Florida, have rolled again re-opening plans for some companies whereas different states like Arizona have put re-opening plans on maintain. 

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