The US state health department of Florida reported this Saturday more than 10,300 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The balance shows 10,328 new virus infections and 90 dead, which brings the total number of cases to 337.569. The total number of deceased is 4,895. Of the current cases, a total of 9,162 are hospitalized in the state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic in the country.
The news comes on the day when the chief scientific officer in the fight against coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, asked the governors and mayors of the country this Friday to be “as strong as possible“to make people use it face masks to slow down the advance of the pandemic. “When you live your life and try to open the country, you will be in contact with people. And for this reason, we know that masks are really important and we should use them everywhere“Fauci said during a virtual event of the American Chamber of Commerce.
In his view, the population must understand that the context derived from the COVID-19 pandemic puts people in a “very serious situation“that needs communities to work together.” If we could do it more people understand it, we hope to have more people willing to wear a mask, “he insisted during the event, as reported by the CNN television channel. He also assured that the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic in the world, you need to focus on more “current” problems instead of worrying about a hypothetical second wave of COVID-19 infections. “When there is also 70,000 new infections (…) is something to focus on now, instead of looking at what will happen in September or October, “he said.
Record of new infections
The controversy surrounding the masks continues WE While the country has pulverized its record of new confirmed infections, a total of 77.255 on Thursday. In the absence of an order to that effect issued by the administration of the President, Donald Trumpand the skepticism the president has shown about this preventative measure of possible coronavirus infections, the governors of the United States they handle the matter themselves.
Therefore, in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana or Maine it is already mandatory to wear them in public, while others they are not inclined to regulate their use. The tension is more palpable in cases like Georgia, whose governor, Brian Kemp, sued the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha’s spear buttons, ordering that the use of a mask is mandatory in the city.