Tuesday saw 34,720 new cases in the U.S. – this is the third highest number of new cases reported in one day since the start of the pandemic, based on the archive of numbers held by Johns Hopkins University. Two days with more cases were in April.
According to State Public Health Department data, California lost its highest level of the previous day, with more than 7,149 cases reported on Wednesday.
The previous record made the day before was just over 5,000.
Virus-related hospitalization and ICU rates are also at an all-time high.
Sarah Eckhardt, the special assistant of Judge Sam Biscoe from Travis County, home to Austin, told CNN that although Republican Abbott’s renewed warning was welcomed, he did not go far enough. The state’s order to stay at home began to reopen Texas after the end of May 1.
“I am glad that it reversed the court,” Eckhardt said on Wednesday. Said. “I’m not sure we can reduce this orbit,” he said.
Trials are increasing in at least 26 states
Texas is one of seven states that have seen record hospitalizations.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, at least 26 countries see an increase in cases compared to the previous week. These states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
An expert said in many places across the country that the outbreak was rapidly “getting out of control.”
CNN chief medical reporter “We stopped treatment too early,” Sanjay Gupta said. Said. The result may be “exponential growth” of cases.
“We were able to control and contain the virus because of orders at this shelter site. The Americans have made a lot of sacrifice for this to happen, people have lost their jobs, children are out of school, and this will save us time,” Leana Wen, who previously served as Baltimore City Health Commissioner.
However, experts remained unprepared in many places and reopened too early and too quickly.
‘The safest place for you at home’
Abbott’s statement came days after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission temporarily suspended alcohol permits for at least 12 bars in the state, and was found to violate the coronavirus-related protocols.
Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Baylor School of Medicine. Peter Hotez said authorities in Harris County should “intervene now” and return to an “aggressive” crash due to the steep rise in new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Houston
“We now anticipate that our intensive care units will be filled in the next two weeks. And the reason for this is that the intensive care units are starting to fill up, the mortality rate is increasing,” Hotez told CNN on Wednesday. Said.
“Even if you work fully, it’s getting harder to manage all these patients,” he said. “That is when you see that the mortality rates are really getting faster.”
Hotez said he wanted to see a deadlock, as implemented at the end of March. “Since things are so horrible, we must now intervene and be very aggressive about implementing home and other social removal measures.”
“This time, we have to go back to what is called the ‘boundary mode’,” Hotez said.
Will Humble, general manager of the Arizona Public Health Association, said on Wednesday that hospital systems in Arizona should implement emergency plans due to an increase in new Covid-19 cases.
The official predicted that state hospitals would switch to over-capacity mode by July 4th.
“What I’m going to focus on right now is to alarm our hospital systems to prepare,” Humble said. Said. “Because whatever you do at this point, considering where we are in the increase of cases, considering the incubation time of this virus, we will switch to exponential growth, surge capacity mode until July 4th.”
Humble, government medics said, “I have to put these emergency plans into effect because at this point, I can’t see an alternative to go to the crisis standard in Arizona, probably in 10 days, maybe less.” Said.
Arizona is one of the five states with the most recent cases, reporting 3,779 cases on Tuesday, according to John Hopkins.
Similarly, although some politicians say increasing tests are the cause of increasing positive cases, it doesn’t have to be so, says Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policies at the University of Minnesota.
“This is not just a product of doing more testing,” he said.
EU considers whether to allow US travelers
Meanwhile, EU officials told CNN that European Union member states are discussing banning visitors from various countries, including the USA.
An EU diplomat has been working with member states to decide which travelers will be considered safe to visit the block from 1 July onwards.
Authorities will also look at a checklist asking if travelers are coming from a country that is “on average in the AB + region comparable or thought to be in a better epidemiological condition”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it advises Americans to check the websites of the relevant embassies, including entry restrictions and quarantine policies.
“We are determined to coordinate with our European partners and allies, while looking forward to reopening our economies and mitigating constraints,” the statement said. Said.
Some states remained stable
Meanwhile, the cases in 10 states are following a steady course. These states are Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.
Cases are decreasing in 14 states: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont.
Experts expressed concern that even states that might see temporary drops in cases may reopen and more citizens may start seeing dangerous increases again.
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that Tuesday beaches will be open for swimming from 1 July.
“Let’s keep playing safe: social distance and face coverings even at the beach!”
In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy called on the young population to continue with the guidelines, as officials across the country reported that more and more younger groups were sick.
“We saw an INCREASE in the percentage of # COVID19 cases between the ages of 18-29.” Said. “Do the right thing. Put on a mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Don’t become a knuckle.”
CNN’s Kylie Atwood, Cheri Mossburg and Jen Christensen contributed to this report.