Governor Greg Abbott warned that the spread of coronavirus infections in the US state of Texas is “fast and very dangerous.”
“Over the past few weeks, the daily number of cases has increased from an average of 2,000 to more than 5,000,” Abbott said on Sunday.
In several southern and western states, there has been a surge in cases of lifting restrictions on blocking.
The number of reported infections in the United States has now exceeded 2.5 million.
It has been confirmed that more than 125,000 Covid-19 patients have died across the country – more than in any other country.
The virus has been linked to over 500,000 deaths worldwide.According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the USA.
What are the latest developments in the USA?
The sharp jump forced officials in Texas, Florida, and other states to tighten their business restrictions again, warning that hospitals could soon be overloaded.
On Sunday, Abbott said that up to 5,000 people a day are hospitalized for treatment.
US Vice President Mike Pence said Texas will be given extra kits for testing the Covid-19, if necessary.
“We will make sure that Texas and your health care system in Texas have the resources, supplies, staff to meet at this point,” Mr. Pence said.
The vice president also urged Texans to wear masks “wherever indicated”, saying that “we know from experience that this will slow the spread of coronavirus.”
Speaker of the Democratic House Nancy Pelosi, who spoke at a joint press conference with Governor Abbott on Sunday, said that the nationwide mandate to wear facial coatings is “definitely long overdue.”
“We have the worst record among all countries of the world,” she added.
In Austin, the capital of Texas, the requirement to wear face coatings in some circumstances to help mitigate the spread of the virus led to street protests by people who objected to the measure.
On Sunday, Arizona also recorded a record daily increase of more than 3,800 cases. According to reports, hundreds of people traveled along the rivers of the state to avoid hot weather.
A recorded increase in the number of infections in the southern and western states occurred in recent weeks after attempts to reopen the business, with the result that people from other areas are pouring into the country.
Responding to the level of new cases, Abbott told bars to close last week and limited the capacity of indoor restaurants to 50%. Restaurants were previously allowed to operate at 75% and bars at 50%.
In the Texas town of Galena Park, east of Houston, the mayor imposed curfew on Saturday night and warned that hospitals could soon be overloaded.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also reintroduced restrictions by ordering state bars to stop serving alcohol on their premises.
In California, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in Los Angeles and six other counties on Sunday, warning that the virus had not “disappeared.” He encouraged people to wear masks, follow hygiene guidelines, and “take it seriously.”
What is the general situation in the USA?
On Sunday, Johns Hopkins University said the total number of cases in the country rose to 2,448,991. While the increase came from more extensive trials, the number of positive trials is also increasing in some areas.
Health Officers Assessment the true number of cases may be 10 times higher than the confirmed amount. The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said up to 20 million Americans could be infected.
The increase in the number of cases has been caused by young people – between the ages of 18 and 34 – who are positive, especially in the south and west of the United States, said Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the CDC.
The White House said the situation is stabilizing in most of the country.
At a coronavirus briefing on Friday, Mr. Pence welcomed the “truly outstanding progress in promoting our country” to the Trump administration, noting the improvement in performance and retail sales.
Covid-19 appeared in China late last year and spread throughout the world. According to John Hopkins, the number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has exceeded 10 million.
Half of the cases in the world occurred in the United States and Europe, but the virus is currently spreading rapidly in America.