Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming election campaigns in Arizona and Florida have been delayed this week as a significant increase in coronavirus cases is reported in both states.
The campaign’s appearance has been delayed “out of precaution,” Trump campaign spokesman told CNBC.
No new dates have been announced for the Faith in America vice president’s tour targeting evangelical voters. This week, Pence will continue to travel to Texas, Arizona, and Florida to meet with governors and healthcare providers about the response to the coronavirus.
Cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing across the country, especially in Arizona, Florida, Texas and California.
As of Friday, the seven-day average of new cases in the US was up more than 41% from a week earlier. The country recorded 45,255 new cases on Friday, resulting in more than 2.46 million cases since the outbreak began, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As of Friday, the number of hospital admissions from Covid-19 was growing in 14 states. Covid Tracking Project data.
The pennies at the Friday press briefing boasted that the US was smoothing the curve, which was true in previous months, but this is no longer the case, as things are breaking new records in the US
The vice president also said that increased testing leads to an increase in the number of cases. However, additional testing alone does not take into account the surge in new infections, and rather, the spread of the virus causes an increase in the number of reported cases.
Some states, including Texas and Florida, rolled back plans to reopen some businesses, while other states, such as Arizona, suspended plans to reopen.