US posts over 30,000 new coronavirus cases for 2 consecutive days, highest since May 1

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • The US recorded more than 30,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, based on the latest data from John Hopkins University.
  • Over 25 states had recorded a surge of new cases within the past two weeks, according to NBC News.
  • The country has more than 2.2 million COVID-19 infections and 119,921 fatalities as of posting.



According to the tracking by John Hopkins University, the US recorded more than 30,000 new cases of coronavirus on Friday and Saturday. It was the highest daily tally since May 1, driven by the climb of new cases in South, West and Midwest states.

Seven states — Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Nevada, Montana, Utah and Arizona — reached record cases on Saturday.

Florida revealed 4,049 new cases on Saturday while South Carolina posted 1,157 new cases. Missouri got 389 new cases and Nevada with 445 cases, both hit records. Same goes with states of Montana, Utah and Arizona.

Over 25 states which include Guam and the US Virgin Islands have witnessed a spike of new COVID-19 cases within the past two weeks, the NBC News reported. Meanwhile, six states have stabilized cases during the same timeframe, while other 20 states like Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico saw a decline of new cases.

Authorities have warned that a bunch of infection is evident among young adults who usually flock clubs and parties.

New daily cases in the country displayed decline throughout May until early June, yet it surged again when states reopened.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, health officials expressed concerns as people gathered at the Bank of Oklahoma Center to attend President Donald Trump’s rally last Saturday, where many attendees did not wear facemasks. Attendance, though, was lower than anticipated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has projected about 129,000 to 145,000 COVID-19 death toll by July 11. 

The CDC has broadened its states’ tracking list where COVID-19 fatalities are expected to increase over the next month versus the last month. This includes Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Utah.

Currently, there’s still no FDA-approved medicine to cure COVID-19. The National Institute of Health said on Saturday that it stopped its clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarian drug, since it had no benefits.

More than 2.2 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and 119,921 died as of posting.

Source: CNBC News

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