Texas is now tied with California for most of the country’s Covid-19 cases

SAN ANTONIO – Since the onset of the epidemic, Texas has been the neck and neck in California, as the state has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus since the onset of the epidemic, the latest figures from NBC News showed Monday.

Since the onset of the epidemic, 910,124 cases have been reported in Lone Star State, while California, which has led the country in this miserable category for months, has 909,161 cases.

While the numbers were fluid and it remained possible for California to take the lead, the number of new cases in Texas has increased by 19 percent in the last two weeks, compared to 15 percent in California.

If Texas were an independent country, it would be ranked ninth in the world in all cases – just beyond Mexico, its neighbor in the south, according to the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 dashboard.

The tumultuous development comes a week after election day and with Texas, a once-trusted Republican gtion, suddenly has just a slight lead over Joe Biden, his challenger to President Donald Trump in a recent vote.

Trump, whose re-election opportunities have been hampered by his administration’s highly critical response to the crisis that infected 7.7 million people and killed more than 226,000 in the United States, has already said he has no plans to campaign in the state this week.

In other coronavirus news:

  • Democrats urged Vice President Mike Pence not to attend the Supreme Court’s affirmative vote for Amy Connie Barrett after positively testing five aides, including their chief of staff and her senior political adviser, for Covid-19. Pence, who tested negative, was not expected to preside over Barrett’s confirmation, a spokesman later confirmed.
  • The country’s top infectious disease specialist and frequent Trump target, Dr. “People should wear masks when they talk,” Anthony Fawcett wrote in a JAMA editorial. “Respiratory drops are produced not only by coughing and sneezing, but also when speaking and breathing,” he wrote. Therefore, it is not advisable for individuals to observe the removal of masks while speaking. “
  • In Europe, which has been hit by a second wave of coronavirus cases, France has reported 52,010 new infections in the past 24 hours and Spain has declared a new state of emergency to control its Spiking Covid-19 number.
  • Colombia surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend, making it the Latin American country to report the number in less than a week. This terrible marker was reached before Argentina. Brazil ranks third after the US and India with 5.4 million cases.
  • Shares on Wall Street fell sharply as a new round of financial aid is expected to employ millions of Americans trapped by the epidemic.
  • Since the epidemic began, about 190,000 health care workers have come down on the deaths of Kovid-19 and 767, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the wake of early morning tweets, Trump again falsely insisted Monday that further testing is the reason behind the dramatic increase in new cases.

He also pushed for the entry of White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday, saying the Trump administration would “not be able to contain the epidemic.”

And, as he has done since the first U.S. case was reported in February, Trump has continued to contradict public health experts and insisted the crisis will end once again.

Trump said stopping a campaign in Pennsylvania, “We’re doing a great job, we’re getting round the corner.”

White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern elaborated on the issue in an interview with Fox News.

“People aren’t dying from this disease at almost the same rate,” Morgenstern said. “We know how to isolate sensitive people. We know how to treat people, often based on outpatients. And so the risks are not the same as they used to be.”

That was a different story in El Paso, Texas, where hospital admissions have increased by 200 percent, where the convention center has been turned into a regional hospital, and where residents have been urged to stay home for the next two weeks.

“If we continue this trend, we risk detrimental effects on our entire healthcare system,” said Angela Mora, the city’s director of public health. “For those hospitalized and front line health care workers who work tirelessly every day to take care of you, we will ask you to stay home for two weeks and work with people outside your home until we can pinch the turn. Let’s remove the interactions. “

Dr. Ar, who works at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Armando Meza said there were some cases in the city initially when he felt they had drowned a large number of epidemic bullets. He said he spent most of the summer advising medical professionals across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

“The dynamic has completely changed,” Meza told NBC News. Hopefully being in place of curfew, if we can stop this, I think this will be an important lesson for the community, for all of us, never underestimate our guard and be careful. “

Healthcare worker Angelica Martinez lost her 67-year-old “step” sister-in-law in Covid-19 late last year. She told NBC News that El Paso’s hospitals are once again flooded with coronavirus patients and she was outraged.

“Part of it is just a feeling of sadness, some of it is fear, some of it is empathy for my former colleagues in the health care community.” “They are being criticized.”

Ava Martinez, a former executive director of multispeciality therapist practice, said she knew of at least 10 other people sick from Covid-19 and said she was stunned that people still insisted on gathering, not going out wearing masks.

“I want to go out too,” Martinez said. “My family uses to gather at my house for Thanksgiving and Christmas.” But I’m not violating basic, public health protocols for that behavior. “

On the ground in Houston, doctors were tormented for a second wave of new cases.

An infectious disease specialist at Memorial Herman Hospital, Dr. “We’re seeing slow and steady growth across the city,” Linda Yancy told the Houston Chronicle. “This is probably due to a combination of factors. First of all, cold weather is finally hitting and forcing people to stay indoors more often. We know that this virus spreads very easily in indoor spaces. Restaurants are starting to open more. , And they are strange places to spread the virus. “

NBC News figures show that Texas is one of the plus૨ states in the United States (plus Puerto Rico, Guam and Northern Marina Island), which has seen a worrying increase in coronavirus cases in the last 14 days, according to NBC News.

It is also one of the states that was cresting Covid-19 South and the Sun Belt, as well as a lockdown in May at Trump’s insistence and to the disappointment of public health experts.

NBC News figures show that most of the cases in Texas – and 18,020 deaths – were re-opened in the state after Republican and Trump ally Greg Abbott of the state government.

Since then, he has imposed some restrictions on bars and restaurants to curb the ongoing epidemic by reopening schools and other parts of the economy.

In July, when new cases were on the rise, Abbott reluctantly reversed the course and issued an order requiring the wearing of all text face over nose and mouth in public in counties with 20 or more positive Covid-19 cases. “

As of Monday, Texas had an 8.87 percent rate of positive Covid-19 tests, according to the Johns Hopkins tabulator. In contrast, California had 3.4343 percent.

The World Health Organization advises governments to maintain a test positivity rate of 5 percent or less for 14 days before reopening.

Gamboa is reported by Siamasco from San Antonio, Chivea, New York City, and Montclair, New Jersey.