As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, a new forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the US USA They could soon see 150,000 deaths.
The number of confirmed cases in the US USA Currently it is 121,932 with 2.37 million confirmed cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
There have been more than 481,000 deaths worldwide.
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Disneyland delays reopening
As southern California faces a worrying increase in coronavirus cases, Disneyland is delaying its planned reopening.
Disneyland had previously announced that it would reopen on July 17, pending government approval. But the state now says it won’t offer guidelines for reopening the theme parks until July 4.
“Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials.” The park said in a statement. “Once we have a clearer understanding of when the guidelines will be published, we look forward to communicating a reopening date.”
The Downtown Disney District will continue to reopen on July 9 as previously planned.
Orange County, which includes Anaheim, has seen more than 11,000 confirmed cases, while nearby Los Angeles County has more cases than any other county in the nation.
Nevada demands masks for everyone
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a mandate for everyone in the state to wear face masks or covers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“I know that Nevadans are concerned not only about their health but also about their work and trade,” Sisolak tweeted. “They keep asking, ‘What can I do to help?’ You can do this. Everyone can do it. This simple act is that it’s not just a way to save lives, but a way to save Nevada’s economy. “
After the test’s positivity rates fell steadily through May and early June, the rates are now rising again. The number reached a low of 5.2%, but it has increased seven of the last eight days and now stands at 5.7% of tests that test positive, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
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“I don’t want to have to backtrack by imposing stricter restrictions on those identified as high risk if I don’t have to, and the best way to avoid that is to not allow a type of business or industry to become high risk in the first place. You are in all of us, Nevada, “wrote Sisolak.
“So today, I signed a directive with a new requirement for Nevadans and visitors to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or face mask, when they are in public space, whether they are public or private property.” he added.
The directive takes effect on Friday.
So far, there have been 14,362 confirmed cases and 494 deaths in Nevada, according to the state.
Texas COVID cases cross 5,500
The number of cases reported the previous day in Texas was 5,551, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The total is a new one-day record for the state.
The previous day’s high was 5,489, recorded on Tuesday.
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The state also recorded its highest number of tests, both viral and antibody, at more than 40,000. However, the percentage of positive tests peaked at 10.42%, a steady rise from a week ago (6.94%).
There have been more than 125,000 cases in the state so far, and at least 2,249 deaths.
CDC offers terrifying prediction of deaths
In the CDC’s weekly “joint forecast,” an average of predictions from 20 different models, the organization said the death toll in the United States will likely be between 130,000 and 150,000 by July 18.
The death toll in the United States currently stands at 121,746.
Forecasts indicate that the number of new deaths is likely to exceed the number of deaths reported in recent weeks in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah
In all other states, the number of new deaths is expected to remain stable or decrease slightly.
California cases see impressive jump
In California, COVID-19 cases experienced a surprising jump of 69% in just two days, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday.
On Sunday, California reported 4,230 new cases, on Monday there were 5,019 new cases and on Tuesday cases increased by 7,149, Newsom said.
And as the state increases testing, residents must anticipate an increase in the positivity rate, the governor warned.
Hospitalization numbers have increased and 30% of ICU capacity is being used statewide, he said.
Newsom urged Californians to wear masks and practice social distancing, noting that the state is still in the first wave of the virus.
LA County has more cases than any other county
Los Angeles County has more cases of coronavirus than any other county in the US. USA
LA has more than 88,500 residents diagnosed with COVID-19, followed by 87,700 cases in Cook County, Illinois, and 64,000 cases in Queens in New York City.
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Florida sees big increase
By comparison, the entire state of Florida had 109,000 cases as of Wednesday.
Los Angeles County has around 10 million residents, while Florida’s population is approximately 21.4 million.
But Florida is also seeing a big increase. The state Department of Health reported 5,511 news cases on Wednesday, representing a positivity rate of 15.91% of the 36,300 tests conducted on Tuesday, the highest positive percentage in the last calendar month and nearly a third more than one day. before.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blamed rapid transmission in the 18-35 age group on Wednesday for the new increase in daily cases.
“Okay, they weren’t testing at this level a couple of months ago,” he said. “But I also think they are testing positive at an increasing rate. So clearly there is an extended community there.”
LA County Director of Public Health Reveals Death Threats
On Monday, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, revealed that she received death threats due to the pandemic.
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Ferrer said he was holding a COVID-19 briefing on Facebook Live in May “when someone casually suggested that I be shot.”
“I did not see the message immediately, but my husband did, my children did, and my colleagues did,” Ferrer said in a statement.
“One of the reasons I am running these briefings is to protect the extraordinary Los Angeles County Public Health team from these attacks that have been occurring, by email, public publications and letters, since March,” he continued. “It is deeply troubling to imagine that our doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, and environmental health specialists who are working hard on infectious diseases or any of the other members of our team would have to face this level of hatred.”
“Our job and our calling is to keep as many people as safe as possible during this pandemic,” said Ferrer. “While frustration overflows in our communities as people end this virus, this virus does not end with us.”
In Los Angeles’ fight against the virus, Los Angeles International Airport is implementing thermal camera technology, and city officials are conducting mobile tests on about 25,000 people in 15 Los Angeles public housing developments.
Los Angeles County continues to reopen in phases. Open facilities include bars, wineries, public pools, beaches and docks, day camps, gyms, and museums.
Concert halls, nightclubs, youth sports leagues, and movie theaters are among the businesses that are still closed.
Scott Withers and Bonnie Mclean of ABC News contributed to this report.
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