In order to avoid the peak of coronavirus seen in other states, Maryland Governor Rarry Hogan wrote to leaders across the state urging them to strengthen distance and cover requirements in bars and restaurants.
Hogan wrote in a letter to county health officials and the local wine industry committee: “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state comply with regulations, but some bars and restaurants openly violate the law and endanger public health.” “You are responsible Enforce these laws. Violators should be warned, fined, take action on their license, or shut down if necessary.”
Hogan’s letter came after Maryland reported 733 new cases on Tuesday, the largest daily increase since June 5, while the state’s 7-day average jumped to its highest level since mid-June. The region with the largest increase was Prince George County, which had the highest total number of days since June 5.
Maryland also reported that the number of hospitalizations and ICU beds are increasing every day. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 29, bringing the current number of people in the state to 415 and the number of intensive care patients by 10.
In his letter, Hogan warned that Maryland residents under the age of 35 had a positive rate of 84% compared to residents aged 35 and over.
Hogan said: “At least 12 states have moved to re-close bars and restaurants, and we don’t want to be forced to take action in Maryland.”
The governor pointed out that an executive order signed last month requires all employees to wear face masks at work, prohibit people from gathering in the bar area, and can only serve six people on the table, while also using other partitions. Customers who are six feet apart.
Hogan spokesman Michael Ricci said the latest figures “continue to tell us that we need to be vigilant.” He said the state is closely monitoring the rise in positive rates among young people, as well as with bars and restaurants There are more and more cases related to non-compliance.
In Virginia, the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization has increased by 43% in the past 8 days, rising from a low of 792 in the state on July 6 to 1,127 on Tuesday. The average number of 7-day new cases in Virginia reached a low of 498 cases in 2008. On June 21st, it has continued to climb and has risen to 815 by Tuesday.
Over the past month, Northern Virginia’s cases have remained stable or declined slightly, although during this period, the state’s average daily number of cases outside the suburbs of Washington, DC has doubled due to the surge in the Hampton Roads area. .
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Virginia Beach has reported 817 cases and found 40% of all cases in the city in the past two weeks. On Tuesday, the volume of New York City cases eased, with 15 new cases less than one-tenth of the previous day.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered state inspectors to begin unannounced visits to restaurants and retail establishments across the state on Tuesday and plans to revoke business licenses without customers wearing masks.
Northam warned: “If you own a restaurant or business and you don’t follow the rules, your license will go online and we will act without hesitation if necessary.” Through the state government’s regulations for a complete reopening of the economic plan Physical distance requirements.
Northam said: “Remember, you don’t have to serve customers who don’t wear masks.” “You can tell them to leave. If they don’t, they will invade and you can call the police in turn.”
Northam said the operation-which involved 500 health inspectors and will add another 100 inspectors in the next few weeks-was mainly concentrated in the busy touristic Hampton Road area, where restaurants and bars and parties Most young customers don’t wear masks.
Virginia reported 801 new cases across the state on Tuesday, which is slightly below its 7-day average. This is the first time since July 6 and its daily number of cases is below the average.
The region reported 40 new cases on Tuesday, which is lower than the daily average of 54 cases. This is the city’s fifth consecutive day of no coronavirus-related deaths.
Health experts praised the leaders of the region for increasing the capacity of the beds, but worried that the increase in the number of cases may lead to the need for more beds.
Eric Houpt, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Charlottesville’s UVA Health, said health experts are concerned that as restrictions are gradually lifted, residents may stop taking necessary preventive measures. If people do not continue to wash their hands, keep a distance from society and wear masks, then the region may have similar peaks as other states.
He said: “The virus still exists, and is still spreading and spreading.” “We do have the capacity of the hospital, but hope we don’t need it.”
Maryland, Maryland and Virginia reported 1574 cases on Tuesday, which is almost the same as the 1576 cases reported on Sunday, the highest two-day record since June 7. Nine deaths were reported in Maryland and Virginia, respectively.
Despite the increase in the number of cases, the average seven-day death toll in the region fell to 24, the highest level in early April. Washington DC health officials warned on Monday that the number of deaths is a lagging indicator, and if the number of cases continues to increase, the number of deaths may increase in the coming weeks.
Although hospitalization in the Greater Washington area has recently shown an upward trend, the number of ICU beds in use and patients requiring ventilators has remained stable.