Eric Gay/Associated Press
Update 10:45 a.m. EDT
Due to the surge in numbers in the southern states, the United States set a new daily record of COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and the Medical Coronavirus Resource Center, 39,972 new cases were recorded on June 25, surpassing the 36,291 new records recorded on April 24.
In terms of reported cases and deaths from coronaviruses, the United States continues to maintain its leading position in the world. As of June 26, the United States has recorded 2,422,310 cases and 124,416 deaths.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases is almost certainly underestimated.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a telephone call with reporters on Thursday: “Our current best estimate is that there are actually 10 infections in each reported case.”
At least two states that resist strict control of the spread of the virus are adjusting public health policies to respond to the surge in numbers.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that because of what he called a “massive outbreak” of coronavirus, the state will “suspend” further opening up its economy.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey begged citizens to stay at home as much as possible, but he once again refused to impose restrictions across the state. Arizona public health officials say the ICU beds in the state are almost full. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Arizona has reported more than 60,000 cases.
According to public health experts, whether the increase in reported cases will match the increase in deaths will depend on many factors, such as the age of the infected person, personal risk factors, and the availability of medical care.
The average daily death toll is about 600, while the highest daily death toll in April was 2200. Public health experts say one explanation for the decline is that many people who have recently been infected are young.
Much depends on how the government continues to respond to this pandemic.
“If we do not play well and make a lot of mistakes, we may return to the original state. [April] Level. But if we are smart, there is no reason for 2,200 deaths every day. “Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Global Health Institute at Harvard University, told The Associated Press.