Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that cases could soon top 100,000 a day if Americans do not come together to take steps necessary to stop the virus.
The US has a record new number of Covid infections. There are 77,000 new cases as the death numbers rose by nearly 1,000 in a 24-hour period. The 969 deaths on Thursday was the major increase since June 10.
Florida, South Carolina and Texas all reporting their biggest one-day spikes. Florida contributed the most number of infections in the United States.
Daily record of 77.000 new Covid infections in US
Over 138,000 Americans have died from the pandemic.
Experts warned that it will rise following recent record spikes in case numbers and increasing hospitalizations in many states. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME) model projects the number of death will grow up to just above 224,000 by November 1 unless immediate action is taken.
The most affected area are Texas and Arizona where they run out of storage for bodies so brought them in coolers and refrigerated trailers. Actually, US deaths spike was in April losing on average 2,000 people a day. On Thursday, Texas registered more than 15,000 new infections, while Florida reported nearly 14,000 new cases and California almost 10,000.
New rules adopted by states
Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID, has alerted that cases could soon top 100,000 a day. He asked to Americans do take necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus. Then Colorado and Arkansas joined a rising list of states recurring face coverings in public places to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Statements from Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Arkansas‘s Asa Hutchinson declared that face masks be mandatory rather than a matter of personal choice. On the contrary, Georgia‘s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, issued an executive order late on Wednesday interrupting local face-mask regulations while saying residents were “strongly encouraged” to wear them.