More heavy toll daily for the past two and a half months The United States has deplored Tuesday 1 592 deaths additional related to the Covid-19 in 24 hours, a heavy toll of daily life that had not been seen for two and a half months.
The New York Times reports that as of Wednesday, the number of coronavirus fatalities had been surging in 23 states, or almost half of the USA states, including Arizona in the west and Texas in the south.
The state continues to be one of the epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak, although hospitalizations for the disease were down slightly Wednesday.
The letter also says Florida is only partially complying to three other guidelines by not mandating masks in all counties with rising test positivity singling out Polk County as one that is now not requiring the use of facial coverings.
Florida commercial pilot Rob Koreman, 50, of Fort Lauderdale, said he had been stunned by the climbing numbers.
As governments try to weigh lockdown measures against the need to revive economies, the United States said its economy had contracted 32.9 percent in the second quarter - the worst on record since 1947.
But the number of patients treated for COVID-19 in Florida hospitals continued to decline Thursday, with 8,425 logged in the state's online census in the late morning - down about 300 from the previous day and down more than 1,000 from peak levels last week.
The U.S. recorded its first COVID-19 death in Washington State on February 29, exactly five months before topping the 150,000 mark.
Arkansas, Montana and OR also reported record high single-day deaths on Wednesday.
The death toll comes as the state is shuttering testing sites ahead of a tropical weather system. In Starr County, health officials didn't screen for the virus for at least six days.
There is, however, some indication that new daily cases appear to be leveling off this week.
"Coronavirus is more easily transmitted indoors".
The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), whose forecasts are closely watched by policymakers including the White House, predicted in March that the pandemic could kill more than 81,000 people by July.
Texas leads the nation with almost 4,000 deaths so far this month, followed by Florida with 2,690 and California, the most populous state, with 2,500.
It also said that number was not set in stone.
The surge of bacterial infections followed a hurry to reopen for small business in many states, with no accompanying mandates or even formal tips to use experience masks and practice social distancing.