U.S. reports more than 70,000 new coronavirus infections for second day in a row

Medical staff from New York carrying private protecting equipments check for the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) at momentary testing website for COVID-19 in Increased Dimensions Church on July 17, 2020 in Houston, Texas.

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The U.S. reported 71,558 new Covid-19 instances Saturday, making it the second day in a row the nation seen more than 70,000 new infections, in line with knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College.

As of Saturday, the 7-day common has seen a 18.34% enhance in new instances in comparison with one week in the past.

The U.S. leads the world in reported instances with a complete of three.66 million complete since Covid-19 hit. To this point, 139,480 deaths from the virus have been reported in the U.S., probably the most fatalities of any nation in the world. 

Nineteen states hit their very own file highs in common each day new instances, with most seeing a more than 25% enhance. As almost all 50 states see will increase in new instances, hospitalizations are rising in 33 states with 14 states hitting file highs in common present hospitalizations. 

Florida reported 10,292 new instances and 90 more deaths Saturday, in line with knowledge from the state well being division. Twelve p.c of Floridians examined got here again optimistic for the virus Friday, down from a latest excessive of 18%.

Texas reported 10,256 new instances, in line with its well being division. More than 17% of Texans examined got here again optimistic for the virus as of Thursday.

Texas and Florida are main facilities of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. The virus has surged for the reason that spring after states in the Sunbelt began quickly reopening their economies after temporary lockdowns. Final Sunday, Florida reported more than 15,000 new instances, more than New York at its peak in April.

The U.S. hit a nationwide file on Thursday, with 77,255 new instances. White Home well being advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday praised New York for its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, amid a debate in the U.S. about whether or not states the place the virus is surging ought to revert to stricter lockdown measures. 

New York, as soon as the epicenter of the outbreak in america, has diminished each day new infections from more than 10,000 at its peak to 776 as of this late this week. New York Metropolis is scheduled to enter part four on Monday, permitting outside actions like zoos, outside movies and gardens.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo carried out one of many strictest lockdowns in the nation. Bars and indoor eating nonetheless have not reopened in New York Metropolis as a precautionary measure. Governors in hotspot states like Arizona, Florida, Texas and Georgia have been reluctant to implement strict social distancing measures.

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