- In the last 24 hours, 34,700 new cases of the new coronavirus have been identified in the United States.
- As Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told The New York Times, "I am convinced that we are moving in the wrong direction, at a very fast pace."
- Despite Coronavirus' escalation in Arizona, President Trump attended a major rally there on Tuesday.
The United States had speculated that the peak of the Coronavirus crisis has passed, but now the number of new cases has risen sharply in four states— California, Florida, New York, and Texas. In Texas, 97% of ICU beds in Houston hospitals are reported full, and 27% of those ICU patients have COVID-19.
According to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, in the last 24 hours, 34,700 new cases of the new coronavirus have been identified in the United States. This is the highest number recorded since the end of April, and the third-highest since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis in the United States.
The number of people diagnosed on June 1 was 17,400, about half the number in the past 24 hours. The highest detected cases of the new coronavirus in the United States were recorded on April 24 (about two months ago), with 36,400 people.
The situation is very critical in a number of states. California, the most populous state in the United States, at nearly 40 million, has the highest number of new cases in 24 hours. Governor Gavin Newsom said that from Tuesday to Wednesday this week, 7,149 new cases of Coronavirus have been identified in the state.
The number of hospitalized patients has increased by about 30 percent compared to two weeks ago. He called on California citizens to stay away from gatherings as much as possible, to observe social distances, and to wear safety masks.
The situation in the Houston metropolitan area, Texas’ largest city, has also deteriorated. As Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told The New York Times, “I am convinced that we are moving in the wrong direction, at a very fast pace.”
President Donald Trump has cited an increase in the number of coronavirus tests over the past two weeks as one of the reasons for the increase in the number of identified patients. According to experts, however, the increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 that should be admitted to hospitals is a sign that the situation is getting worse.
The intensification of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the states of Florida, Texas, and Arizona, has raised concerns among experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.
New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have announced that citizens traveling from the crisis areas in the United States will have to quarantine for two weeks, as the number of people living with COVID-19 increases in many parts of the United States. The rule has been in effect since today, according to Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor. The list of states where citizens must quarantine themselves if they travel to New York will continue to grow, he said.
The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration plans to cut funding for 13 coronavirus testing centers in the United States by the end of June. Seven of these centers are located in Texas. At the same time, the US government does not intend to end its support for diagnostic tests, but wants to support the process of individualized testing in other ways.
Despite Coronavirus’ escalation in Arizona, President Trump attended a major rally there on Tuesday. The spectators at the rally did not wear safety masks or social distance. Opponents of Trump have repeatedly criticized him for making the dimensions of Coronavirus’s pandemic less important than it is.