Florida Reports Record Number of Coronavirus Cases Amid Increase Nationwide

More than 2.8 million people in the US have confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began in January, and nearly 130,000 people have died. The United States, which leads the world in coronavirus infections, recorded a one-day record in new cases on Friday.

Health experts fear that coronavirus cases will continue to rise after the weekend of July 4. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said earlier this week that he “would not be surprised” if the United States finally began to see 100,000 new cases per day.

Governors at other coronavirus hot spots, such as California and Texas, were quick to reimpose restrictions on bars and restaurants within the restaurant before the holiday weekend. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who had long opposed a statewide mask mandate, ordered people in Texas to wear masks in most public places on Thursday.

Popular beaches closed in California and Florida on Saturday when health officials urged Americans to avoid gathering at July 4 parties and fireworks displays.

In Arizona, which is experiencing an increase in new cases of coronavirus, health officials reported on Friday that 90 percent of beds in the intensive care unit They were busy – The highest rate since the start of the pandemic. About 25 percent of all coronavirus tests in Arizona have tested positive this week, according to Johns Hopkins University. Arizona public health officials reported 2,695 cases on Saturday, well below Wednesday’s record. 4,878 new cases.

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that the increase in coronavirus was related to the increase in evidence, an issue that he is continued pushing in recent weeks.

On Friday, Kim Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the president’s scheduled speech at Mount Rushmore. Guilfoyle is the last person close to President Donald Trump to test positive for the virus.