In the past week, only two US states, Vermont and Missouri, reported a decline in the average number of reported coronavirus cases. Outbreaks have surged almost everywhere else.
Connecticut and Florida lead the country with growth rates of 50% or more. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the other 27 states saw gains between 10% and 50%. More than 8.1 million cases have been confirmed in the United States, causing nearly 220,000 deaths. Last Saturday, the university confirmed another 57,51
In the Midwest, the number of cases in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin has risen sharply, and these cases were provided by public health officials to schools and universities in major cities to reopen.
On Sunday, US Secretary of Health Alex Azar attributed the increase in cases to “fatigue relief” before acknowledging that more seniors should be held at the Trump campaign in Florida on Friday Wear a mask.
“The number of cases is increasing,” Azar told NBC’s media meeting. “The reason we see this situation is because the weather is getting colder and colder, and we are losing the natural social distancing that comes from going out.”
Donald Trump visited two hot spots this weekend and refused to talk about the surge in rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin. Michigan has more than 2,000 daily cases on Thursday and Friday, while in Wisconsin, the number of weekly cases has reached the sixth highest since the pandemic began.
Trump was pressured by the Wisconsin radio station to send wrong messages to defend the mass gathering.
Trump said: “I am not a loyal supporter of work stoppage,” he pointed out that his campaign mainly held rallies outdoors, and the crowd was mostly covered up. The president told reporters that he “can’t see anyone without a mask.”
However, the reporters on the ground painted a different picture. The participants openly ignored the health advice. Thousands of attendees gathered together without social distancing or wearing masks.
The campaign distributed Trump-labeled masks to participants who chose to sit behind the president, who announced last month that he had contracted the virus. Since then, doctors have insisted that the president’s test results are negative and he can run for election.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted a rare acknowledgment that cases across the United States are increasing. But he also expressed an often debunked theory that the surge in coronavirus can be directly attributed to the increase in testing.
Trump wrote on Twitter: “The United States has more cases than other countries.” “No country in the world tests at this level. The more tests you have, the more cases you will report. Very simple! “
A mixture of information from the administration and campaign personnel. For example, Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and campaign representative, urged Americans to wear masks after spending eight days in the hospital. But on Sunday, Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, seemed dismissive of the increase.
She told ABC’s “This Week”: “I think this is extremely contagious.” “I think people are getting sick, they don’t know where they are. The president’s early swift action is putting our country in A better position to resist this terrible virus.”
Negotiations on economic relief remain stagnant. The Democrats have set a 48-hour deadline for the negotiation of legislation, and the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate will vote on the Republican bill before the election.
Also at ABC, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for lack of funds for testing and tracking in their proposed legislation, noting that “people of color have more deaths than whites. many.”
She said: “Hispanic children are eight times more likely to go to the hospital with Kovich than white children.” “A black child is five times more likely to go to the hospital. That’s because we didn’t solve the problem.”
Pelosi was asked to confirm reports that she had not had a direct conversation with Trump for more than a year, and she avoided the issue. After reaching any agreement on the Covid Relief Act, she also refused to promise to talk directly with the President.
The highest-elected Democrat said she hopes to pass a bill before the November 3 election, but said an agreement must be reached within 48 hours.
She said: “I am optimistic because we have gone back and forth in all these aspects.”