The number of new infections in the United States, a country with around 330 million inhabitants, has increased dramatically since mid-June due to the relaxation of crown conditions. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the United States has registered more than 66,000 new infections in a single day. It was not until Thursday that the number rose to a high of 63,247. The US state of Florida is particularly affected.
Florida authorities count 120 deaths per crown in one day
Florida authorities only counted last Thursday 120 peoplewho died of a coronavirus infection – a sad record for the state. The state counted another 95 deaths from Friday to Saturday, as reported by CNN.
In total, there are around 230,000 confirmed infections and around 4,000 crown deaths in the state so far. This is also evident in hospitals. According to the Bloomberg news agency, the number of hospitalizations has skyrocketed.
Corona in Florida: “What we have now corresponds to one bus accident a day”
Jill Roberts, a professor at the University of South Florida, specializing in emerging diseases, told the news agency: “Some of us are getting a little speechless, given the situation we are in now.” And: “We are in very bad condition here.”
Robert’s colleagues are also alarmed. John Sinnott, head of internal medicine at the University of South Florida and epidemiologist at the Tampa General Hospital, said Thursday in the New York Times:
“When hospitals talk about emergency capacity, it usually refers to a single accident. But what we have now is equivalent to one bus accident per day, every day, and the number is increasing.”
According to the New York Times, 43 intensive care units in 21 Florida districts have reached capacity limits and beds are no longer available. Roopa Ganga, who specializes in infectious diseases in two hospitals near Tampa, told the newspaper that patients would be “aggressively” discharged, and sometimes soon. There is also a shortage of remdesivir, an agent used to treat Covid-19.
Fauci blames early easing in the United States
American immunologist Anthony Fauci blames the first easing in some states for new, sometimes dramatic, crown outbreaks in many parts of the United States. “In some states, governors and mayors have basically skipped the guidelines and checkpoints and opened a little early,” Fauci told the FiveThirtyEight podcast, which was released on Thursday.
The government expert and adviser cited Florida as an example, which had overlooked some guidelines. At the moment the United States is not giving a good picture compared to other countries. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized the respected expert.
Fauci also attributes the fact that the United States sees so high increases in new infections every day due to the controversy of American politics: “I think it should be assumed that without such a division there would be a more coordinated approach.” Several U.S. politicians, notably President Trump and some governors, have repeatedly been accused of making political and unhealthy decisions in the pandemic.
Nearly 3.2 million coronavirus infections in the United States
Since the start of the pandemic, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have recorded nearly 3.2 million coronavirus infections. As a result, more than 134,000 people died of Covid 19 disease. The number of deaths recorded daily in the United States is still significantly lower than the height of the crisis, but has increased again in recent days. University statistics reported 802 deaths on Friday.