Coronavirus : the Florida reached a new record of contamination - The Point

The pandemic of sars coronavirus continues to wreak havoc and to accelerate across the Atlantic. In the southern United States, in Florida, the cases multiply.

Coronavirus : the Florida reached a new record of contamination - The Point

The pandemic of sars coronavirus continues to wreak havoc and to accelerate across the Atlantic. In the southern United States, in Florida, the cases multiply. The "Sunshine State" has once again beaten its record of new cases of Covid-19. Thursday, July 2, no fewer than 10 000 people have been tested positive, for a total of 169 106 cases reported since the start of the pandemic. The authorities consider the situation so much so that the county Miami-Wade, the most populated country with 2.7 million inhabitants, has been know that the wearing of the mask was now mandatory in public. A rule that does not, however, apply in places of worship.

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The governor-republican Ron DeSantis, who had been slow to enact the containment of its State when the epidemic was spreading in the United States in march, was attributed in part these poor figures in a campaign "rigorous" testing. "We're not going to get us back to close the stores, he however warned Wednesday. "I don't think that people who go in the shops are those who cause" these new infections, he added.

Explosion case also in Texas

Florida is facing a real explosion of the disease among young people which, in the favour of the déconfinement operated since the beginning of June, have returned to the beaches and the nightlife. In the Face of these alarming figures, Ron DeSantis has announced to suspend the consumption of alcohol in the bars. "When you see young people, I think it's mostly the social interactions", which awoke the outbreak of coronavirus, he explained. A sign that the situation continues to deteriorate since Florida began its process of déconfinement, the Jackson Health System, largest hospital group in Miami, announced Wednesday to suspend the operation surgical non-urgent.

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And Florida is not alone in facing an increase in cases. The republican governor of Texas announced Thursday to make the masks mandatory in public places in his great State of the american South, where there also cases of coronavirus explode. "We can maintain firms open and develop our economy so that Texans can continue to earn a living, but this requires that each of us plays his role to protect each other, which involves covering the face in public spaces", said in a press release, Greg Abbott, an ally of president Donald Trump.

Nearly 30 000 deaths in France

For its part, France has recorded 14 new deaths Covid-19 in 24 hours in the hospital, bringing to 29 875 the total number of deaths since the beginning of the epidemic, announced on Thursday 2 July the general Directorate of Health (DGS). The balance sheet in long-term care facilities (stopped currently to 10 of 497 deaths, for 19 378 deaths in hospital) will be updated on 7 July. The number of patients with Covid-19 resuscitation continues at the same time lowering with 573 cases, or 9 less than Wednesday.

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the Four regions (Ile-de-France, Grand-est, Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) together always 74 % of the patients hospitalized in resuscitation. A total of 8 148 people are hospitalized for this infection (-188 in 24 hours). If "the circulation of the virus in Guyana remains a concern", "on the rest of the national territory, the epidemiological situation is stable," says in its press release of the DGS. The virus, however, continues to circulate on the territory, as evidenced by the number of new "clusters" with 307 grouped cases registered since the 9th of may, including 4 new the past 24 hours, but 181 closed. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 104 791 people were hospitalized, 18 of 403 in the icu. 76 802 people have returned home.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 17:33

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