In an astonishing 36 states, including Florida, an increase has been reported that some experts think it might be the next epicenter for infections.
Florida reported 9,585 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a one-day record since the outbreak began. The number rivals the peak of New York in daily cases in early April.
The daunting figures may be the tip of the iceberg: A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that the total number of coronavirus infections across the U.S. could be six to 24 times greater than reported.
Where new cases are on the rise
The 36 countries that reported increased cases are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Cases are regularly monitored in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Virginia.
States paused when reopened
At least 12 states stopped or withdrawn plans to reopen in the hope of preventing the spread of the virus.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Saturday that he pressed the pause button on the state’s reopening plan due to rising lawsuits. The governorship said in a statement that some districts were preparing to enter the fourth stage of reopening, “this would actually be no restrictions,” he said.
“Stage 4 means returning to normal activity and we can’t do that now,” he said. “We will continue to make decisions based on this evolving situation and data,” he said.
“I want all Texans to do their part to slow down the spread of Covid-19 by wearing masks, washing their hands regularly and socially away from others. The more we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state is and the more Texas business we can open for. “
The Arizona governor also announced that the reopening of the state has stalled due to a large increase in cases.
Nice for young groups
“Many young people, you are young, so you feel a little more invincible, but with respect, it can often be a selfish mindset,” Newsom said. Said.
In Florida, Gov DeSantis said that the average age of infected people in March was in the 60s, dropping to people in the early 30s in the past two to three weeks.
The governor called on young groups to be alert, saying they could pass it on to someone with the virus, even if they were not at risk of serious complications. He said the state’s community transfer was “driven by this 18 to 35 year old group”.
Family doctor Jen Caudle said that besides potentially spreading the virus to older people and those with a weakened immune system, it is important that young people face their own risks, and it is important that they do not think of it as a “walk in the park”. She said that young patients suffered a stroke and had shortness of breath, fatigue or loss of smell and taste after long recovery.
“Just because young people tend to get better wages doesn’t mean they always do,” he said. “It is really important that we wear our masks and have a social distance. Especially in places where Covid has increased, it is best to stay at home to be honest.”
CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Andy Rose, Artemis Moshtaghian, Kristina Sgueglia, Gisela Crespo, Michael Nedelman and Eliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.