Record number of dead: Corona state of emergency in 6 US States - especially Latinos affected

Almost on a daily basis, the USA remained the new Corona records: from the data of the "Johns Hopkins University" were counted on Tuesday, within 24 hours 1.5

Record number of dead: Corona state of emergency in 6 US States - especially Latinos affected

Almost on a daily basis, the USA remained the new Corona records: from the data of the "Johns Hopkins University" were counted on Tuesday, within 24 hours 1.592 Covid-19-Dead. This is the highest number for two and a half months, a total of more than 149,000 are in the United States, in the meantime, as a result of a Corona-infection died. Thus, every fourth Virus of the Dead comes almost worldwide from the USA.

Six U.S. States reported here, especially many of the Corona-Dead, according to a report by the news Agency "Reuters" shows. So Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon, and Texas reported on Tuesday a record of your respective Covid-mortality rates increase. In California alone, more than 8,000 people are now Covid-19 died, Texas has so far registered approximately 6,500 Corona-Dead.

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In California, Latinos make up nearly 50 percent of Corona-dead

The sharp rise in the infection and death figures for some of the experts lead to the loosening of the Corona-protection measures. Especially the so-called "Sunbelt States," including Texas and California, forced a softening of the Virus-rules already in may. In the result, the case soared in numbers in the amount, California has replaced New York as the previous Virus-the epicenter of the United States. According to the Johns Hopkins University, more than 470,000 people at Covid in the state-19 ill.

So California moved two weeks ago, the emergency brake and made many relaxations in its Corona pads back. Bars, cinemas and museums in the most populous U.S. state had to close it again, in some districts were churches also, fitness studios and hair salons closed. A mask of duty there are in California for a few weeks - anyone who violates them, must be expected in many cities, with a monetary penalty.

Nevertheless, the infectious - and especially the death toll in the Region continues to be alarming. Particularly in the agricultural area, Central Valley, where many Latin Americans live, the Corona-death rate, according to "Reuters" rapidly. On Tuesday there 171 Covid were registered as Dead, almost half of all Corona-related deaths in California, Latinos.

expert: "The reasons do not lie in the genes"

The high number of deaths among Latinos are a number of causes. As the "Los Angeles Times" reported, work Black and Latin Americans disproportionately represented in poorly paid Occupations, where you have to leave the house. "The reasons do not lie in the genes", said Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, the Chairman of the Department of epidemiology and biostatistics at UC San Francisco. Instead, Latinos and Blacks are over-represented simply in professional fields such as food production or health care. Sectors in which close contact to other employees or Concerned, directly to Corona-patient work. Mary Altaffer/AP/dpa

it is Well documented that Latinos are more likely to live below the poverty line than the white population in the United States. According to official statistics, approximately 19.4 percent of them are in financial Distress, many can't afford health insurance. The "CDC National Center for Health Statistics", according to which, approximately 19.6 percent of Latin Americans do not have health insurance. In the pandemic, the access to the Corona remains so often Tests, as well as an adequate supply - you should be denied infect with Covid-19 -.

But can also be figures of racism, according to the report of the "Los Angeles Times" one reason for the high Latino-Corona-death. The sheet of quotes the pediatrician Dayna Long, with the words: "racism is a chronic Stress can become toxic Stress." The more stressed a Person is, the more mental and physical health would suffer. "This can affect our heart, our mind and our body," says Long. Latinos are already suffering more Corona-risk factors such as hypertension, Asthma, Diabethes or obesity. These poor health conditions, combined with Stress caused by racism would be in favor of a death by Covid-19.

New lock downs for the Coronavirus-containment discussed

the rapid pace of Corona development in the particularly hard-hit U.S. States to counteract, now new lock downs will be discussed. Already around two weeks ago, politicians and lawyers called for such a measure in Houston.

There, the Coronavirus rages in a similar relentless, such as in California, there are now in Harris County and more than 67,000 cases. Over 1,100 people have already died there at Covid-19. "We don't need to now only an arrangement to stay at home, but we have to keep this time in mind, until the curve drops stays at the hospital, and not only flattens," tweeted Linda Hidalgo, a judge of Harris County, in mid-July. Wilfredo Lee/AP/dpa

Because the fact is that The Texas hospitals are with the rapidly increasing Corona case numbers overwhelmed the medical staff to reach the limits of the load. Such as "CNN" reported that allegedly sends a clinic on the border to Mexico, dying Covid-19-patients for whom no hope exists, home. "The Situation is Desperate", - quotes the channel Jose Vasquez, who works for the competent health authority.

the First measures taken by the States

another Lockdown is in front of this Background, it is not unlikely. For the first measures, there was already the end of June: How the "Texas Tribune" reported, were driven to the Restaurant-capacity 50 percent, and open-air events, a number of participants of 100 people. Similarly, in the Corona Hotspots in California and Florida: Some of the beaches were closed, Bars and pubs closed. Nevertheless, the infection and death figures continue to be solid. Further restrictions will be essential, should not calm down the situation.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 21:26

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