According to a comprehensive report by China News Service on July 5th, there are currently over 2.83 million diagnosed cases in the United States, 39 new cases are on the rise, and the number of new cases in Florida is more than twice in three days. Due to the surge in cases in some areas, several large commercial laboratories in the United States recently reported that there may be a delay in the return of virus test results. On the other hand, President Trump's speech at the celebration of Independence Day on July 4 was criticized to avoid the epidemic.
On July 3, local time, people were relaxing on a beach in San Francisco, USA. In order to prevent the new corona virus from spreading further, during the American Independence Day weekend, San Francisco closed parking lots beside beaches. China News Service reporter Liu Guanguan
39 state epidemic rebounds, Florida breaks record
According to the real-time monitoring system of the Johns Hopkins University epidemic in the United States, as of 5:33 p.m. EDT, there have been 2,832,492 new coronavirus infections in the United States, including 129,646 deaths. Compared with the data of the system about 24 hours ago, there were 51,576 new cases of infection in the United States.
According to reports, the number of new cases in 39 US states is on the rise. The recent surge in cases is most pronounced in the southern and western states, which has shocked public health officials who previously urged the public to exercise caution before the long weekend on July 4.
The Florida Department of Health stated that Florida has added 11,458 new coronavirus cases on the 4th, setting a new record again. This is the second time in three days that the number of cases has increased by more than 10,000. Florida's record-breaking number of cases has increased more than the daily peak in any country in Europe at the peak of the outbreak.
On the 3rd, seven other states also reported record new cases, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alaska, Missouri, Idaho and Alabama all set a single day New highs, and the number of inpatients in Texas also set a new record.
A Reuters analysis showed that the surge in cases was not just about expanding the test range. The rate of positive tests in Florida rose to 14.8% in the past two weeks, compared with 8.3% in the first two weeks. The World Health Organization says that more than 5% is already worrying.
In this context, Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Jimenez imposed an indefinite night curfew on the 3rd and stopped the reopening of entertainment venues. Earlier this week, Miami Dade and neighboring Broward County, the two most populous counties in the state, required residents to wear masks in public.
On June 29th, the United States exceeded 40,000 new cases for the third consecutive day, and the number of hospitalizations in Arizona and Texas set a record. The picture shows June 27th local time, the Arizona people in the United States drifting in the river to cool off.
Workload soared in several major laboratory test results or delayed
Quest Diagnostics, a US commercial laboratory, said this week that testing needs have reached "unprecedented levels," leading to delays. LabCorp, another laboratory, also reported delays.
LabCorp said in a statement that the company now needs an additional day or two to report the results. The company's current turnaround time is an average of two to four days.
"In recent weeks, the demand for new crown tests has grown steadily, and we are doing our best to continue to provide results in a timely manner while continuously improving test capabilities," LabCorp said.
Although Quest can provide results to key patients, including hospitalized patients and sick medical staff, within one day, the company said that for most other patients, the average time to receive results is three to five days.
"The demand for diagnostic tests has reached an unprecedented level, extending the turnaround time." Quest statement said.
Although the number of tests conducted in the United States has increased, experts say that longer waiting times may make it difficult to quickly isolate confirmed cases and their close contacts.
Data map: US President Trump visited the factory during the epidemic.
Avoiding the epidemic and rebounding Trump's independence day speech was criticized
July 4th is American Independence Day, and Trump delivered a speech at the Independence Day celebration that day.
However, even if there are more than 53,000 new cases in the United States and health officials across the country are urging Americans to cancel the Independence Day plan, Trump rarely mentioned the terrible rebound of the epidemic in his speech.
On the other hand, most politicians, including Biden, who locked in the nomination of the Democratic presidential candidate, gave up appearances at any traditional holiday event.
Moreover, due to the surge in new cases reported in the United States in the past two weeks, the vast majority of Independence Day fireworks displays in large cities and rural small towns have been cancelled.
Previously, Trump had played down concerns about the surge in new cases. Even though many cities and states had to slow down or overturn the time for reopening, he still claimed that young people were “easier to recover faster”, that the mortality rate was declining, and that The virus will "disappear".