The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Out of Control in the United States

The surge in coronavirus continues to rage uncontrolled across the United States as cases are rising in 35 states, including record numbers in Florida. Florida health officials reported Sunday a staggering record of new cases in a single day: 15,300. If Florida were a country, it would be the fourth highest in the world in reporting new cases. The state would rank 10th in the list of nations with the most cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University data. The state added at least 12,343 cases since Sunday, according to the Florida Department of Health. At least 35 states are seeing a rise in new cases compared to the previous week, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The U.S. has recorded more than 3.3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, meaning nearly 1 out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 135,379 Americans have died. Across the world, 12.9 million people have tested positive for the virus. Both local and state leaders in the U.S. have said in recent weeks new cases are largely driven by Americans who have opted to resume gatherings and outings to bars. In many states, the average age of new cases has shifted downward, with more young people testing positive than ever before since the start of the pandemic. The rising U.S. numbers could just be the tip of the iceberg, as experts have often highlighted infections could be around 10 times higher than what is reported, as many go untraced. To blunt the rise in case, at least 36 states now have some type of mask requirement order in place, and more than half of U.S. states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in efforts to contain the spread of the virus. But precautions have been met with heavy backlash from many officials and residents and some governors have stayed away from statewide mask orders, including Florida.

Courtesy : CTV News

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