The changes were pleased by the medics, who alerted the holiday memories and meetings as they witnessed during the US Memorial Day weekend.
Almost half of the US states have already stopped their plans again, with new coronavirus cases reaching record numbers in the past few weeks. Both city and state leaders attributed some of this rise to the gathering of young groups.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now predicts that the country will see about 148,000 coronavirus deaths by the end of the month. According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 129,676 Americans have died and over 2.8 million have been infected so far.
While many cities take measured approaches to celebrate July 4th, images from the holiday weekend show that not everyone is taking the warnings seriously.
Fourth of July crowds
Rehoboth Beach in Delaware saw similar scenes as beach players chose to celebrate with water on Saturday. Earlier this week, the state governor announced that the bars on the beaches of Delaware will be closed for the holiday weekend.
“It definitely looks pretty organized with a lot of people for July 4th,” said Marine Safety Lieutenant Rich Stropky.
Masks and social withdrawal were also features that were often absent in the White House July 4th celebrations. The tables on the White House South Lawn were a bit spaced with about six chairs per table.
And as people try to beat the July temperature, many gathered in the shady areas of space, not far away.
34 states post record increase in new cases
Coronavirus cases increase in 34 states According to Johns Hopkins University data, there was an increase of 12, more than 50% last week. The three states – Kentucky, New Hampshire and Vermont – report a drop in cases.
These are the states where cases rise: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington state, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Cases in 13 states are fixed: Arkansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
Florida broke all-time record
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Florida broke an all-time record for most coronavirus cases in a single day on Saturday.
The state now outstripped New York’s highest level of the previous year, 11,434, and recorded in mid-April.
Florida reported that 18 people died on Saturday.
Despite the rapid increase in warnings and officials warning that Florida might be the new epicenter of the country, the governor said it is not planning to undo reopening measures.
According to the latest data released by the Texas State Health Service (DSHS), there were 8,258 new Covid-19 cases in Texas. This shows the second highest number of cases reported from the state in one day. The previous record was set on July 1 when 9,308 new cases were reported.
Hospitals in at least two Texas states hit their maximum capacity.
At least two patients in Starr County had to be expelled from the area for treatment.
Judge Eloy Vera, “Local and valley hospitals are at full capacity and do not have more beds. I urge all our residents to have on-site accommodation, wearing face coverings, social distances and AVOID AVOID.” Said.
In Hidalgo County, Judge Richard Cortez asked residents to stay on site and “Call 911 only if absolutely necessary.”
CNN’s Alta Spells, Nicky Robertson, Jason Hoffman, Jeremy Diamond, Chuck Johnston, Kay Jones and Ganesh Setty contributed to this report.
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