COVID-19 Cases in US Exceeded 2 Million
According to a Reuters tally, total U.S. coronavirus cases exceeded 2 million on Wednesday as health officials advised anyone who took part in enormous protests for racial equity to get examined.
Nationwide, new infections are increasing slightly after five weeks of drops. Part of the rise is due to more testing, which scored a record high on June 5 of 545,690 tests in a single day but has since dropped.
Recent increments in cases are likely a consequence of more people moving about and reopening some business and enjoyment activities as all 50 states slowly reopen. Extensive nationwide protests with no physical distancing after the May 25, the death of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police could point to another spike in cases in the following weeks.
Health officials believe the first U.S. coronavirus cases appeared in January, and therefore the nation recorded 1 million cases by April 28. So far in June, there has been a mean of 21,000 new cases each day compared with a way of 30,000 each day in April and 23,000 a day in May, according to a Reuters tally.
Total U.S. coronavirus-related deaths have surpassed 112,000, also the foremost within the world. On May 12, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised governments that before reopening, the coronavirus rate should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.
U.S. rates of positive test results have fluctuated between 4% and seven nationally and haven’t met those guidelines, although many individual states have.
At the height of the outbreak in April, 25% to 50% of tests came back positive.
Now 21 states have reported an uptick in new cases, consistent with The NY Times.
More than 1,100 cases in Yakima County, Washington, were reported in June — out of only 5,000 total, the days said. A similar situation is playing call at Maricopa County, Arizona, where 4,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 of about 14,300 total picked up the infection this month.
Even Alaska has seen 100 new cases this week; a coronavirus death on Tuesday was the first in more than a month.
This surge is not solely an outcome of expanded testing. Following Memorial Day, nine states have proved an uptick in hospitalizations: Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Oregon, and Mississippi.
Relaxed lockdown restrictions in the U.S. have also concurred with demonstrations, as tens of thousands of citizens have taken to the roads every day for more than two weeks.
They are protesting the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. The 46-year-old African-American man died while he was handcuffed, clasped under the knee of a policeman for almost nine minutes, and panting for breath. The tragedy drove a global call for justice and demands for an end to police ruthlessness and systemic racism.
Because the disease usually spreads by droplets when a person coughs, talks, or sneezes, the scream and chanting at tightly crowded protests have worried authorities, especially as not all demonstrators have worn masks.