Health professionals are becoming increasingly frustratedCases continue to increase in areas where the disease was once rare. There is concern that the number of new cases will only increase if people flock to beaches and parks on the weekend.
Experts have attributed the spike to some states that reopened too soon, as well as people who oppose health policies.
Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease specialist, said it was the United States
Record numbers of new US cases in a single day were posted on Wednesday, Thursday, and again on Friday, when more than 57,000 new cases were reported ̵
“It’s absolutely the saddest, the most unnecessary situation we’re in, and it’s behavioral,” said Marty.
The consequences if the public is not vigilant can be fatal, said Dr. Jon LaPook, medical worker at CBS News.
“Do we really have to say ‘hashtag, don’t kill grandma?’ People need to recognize that there are ramifications in getting infected and spreading it to people at risk. They can die, “said LaPook.
To avoid a surge, all of the beaches in California are closed, which is a tradition for the millions of people in the state who normally celebrate July 4th in the sand. Governor Gavin Newsom said the closure was an attempt to control rising COVID-19 infection rates there.
In New York – once the epicenter of the outbreak of the United States corona virus, but now one of the few parts of the country with low infection rates – the beaches are open, but masks must still be worn. Thousands are expected to pack New York’s Rockaway Beach this weekend, but when they do, city workers will remind them here that masks on the sand and boardwalk are required.
Masks are needed in many places today. In Santa Monica, California, you can now get a ticket if you don’t have a ticket.
The city of Chicago has joined several areas, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, where visitors from “hot spot” states like California or Florida must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
“We will do everything we can to protect the public,” said Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot this week.
COVID-19 cases are increasing in dozens of countries across the country, the total number is more than 2.79 million and the death toll is more than 129,000.
Cases in 37 countries have increased since the economy reopened. In Arizona, 50 Phoenix fire fighters tested positive, and another 40 are in quarantine.
In Florida, a state that initially resisted security measures, 10,000 new cases were registered on Thursday alone. Now that some Florida hospitals are exceeding patient care limits, Miami-Dade County has put a curfew on sunrises at 10 p.m. and the county’s popular beaches are closing on the holiday weekend.
In Malibu, California, where the beaches are also closed, Mayor Karen Farrer said, “We all wish we could have the beaches open … (it’s) just not the right thing to do.”
Farrer watches the surfers after the governor has ordered most of the beaches in Southern California to be closed. There has been an increase in some cases since it reopened three weeks ago – including some lifeguards. The beaches in Galveston, Texas were also closed as officials feared that crowds would flow in from Houston, where one in four people tested positive.
Dr. Philip Keizer, Galveston County’s local health authority, said there is primarily an increase in young people “who really don’t take the risk into account.”