In Florida, Rep. Donna Shalala said the virus is still out of control and places like Miami are nearing shutdown a second time.
“It’s gotten out of control across the state because our governor doesn’t even tell everyone to wear masks. At least in Miami-Dade, everyone has to wear a mask when they’re outside,” she told CNN Saturday night.
“This is an American tragedy,” she added.
The debates are part of the U.S. government’s nationwide efforts to control the now rapid spread of the corona virus without forcing residents to block it again. More than half of the U.S. states have stopped or reversed their reopening plans in hopes of slowing down new cases. But both mandates and civil servant face mask proposals are still heavily criticized by many Americans – even though experts warn that they are the most effective way to prevent the virus from spreading further.
How states develop
According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 33 states are experiencing an upward trend in new cases compared to the previous week.
These states are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Fourteen states are constantly hiking: Alaska, Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, State of Washington and Wyoming.
Three states report a decline: Delaware, Maine and New Jersey
The Americans set out on July 4th
Even though the cases are increasing in many parts of the country, a new analysis of mobile phone data at 10 coronavirus hotspots suggests that there are more people traveling on July 4th than on Memorial Day weekend.
According to experts, mobility is one of the drivers for the transmission of the virus, but it could take weeks, if any, for the number of July holiday cases to increase.
The analysis is based on data that CNeb has shared with Cuebiq, one of the private companies that the U.S. disease control and prevention centers use to track the general movement in the U.S. It contained data from the Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Orlando, Tampa, Charleston, Miami and Atlanta regions.
Travelers tended to visit cities in their own state or region, but some continued to travel. About 3.7% of the visitors to the Miami region came from New York and almost 4% from the Atlanta region. Of the people who visited Phoenix, 16.3% came from only three subway areas in Southern California – including Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego. Others came from areas around Chicago and Dallas.
The trips come despite the guidance from health officials who urged Americans to skip traditional celebrations, and the addition of residents who may feel good could carry the virus as well.
The CDC now estimates that 40% of people infected with coronavirus show no symptoms. The percentage of asymptomatic cases in the country remains uncertain, the agency said.
The fiery debate about school openings
As the country grappled with the crisis, the president announced last week that he was putting pressure on governors to reopen schools to run the country as usual.
The 69-page document, obtained from the Times labeled “For Internal Use Only,” was among the materials used by federal public health response teams that were used at coronavirus hotspots to help local health officials cope to help the outbreak, the newspaper reported.
CNN’s Rosa Flores, Jen Christensen, Randi Kaye, Melissa Alonso, Amanda Watts and Sara Weisfeldt contributed to this report.