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The Epidemic Caused Many States In The US To Close Again

Tourists gather on the banks of the River Comal, Texas on June 25. Photo: AP
Tourists gather on the banks of the River Comal, Texas on June 25. Photo: AP

According to statistics, the COVID-19 epidemic situation in the US is becoming more and more complicated, which forced many states to suspend the lifting of previous social isolation orders.

Yesterday (June 25), the evolution of COVID-19 became increasingly complicated in Arizona. The governor of Texas, meanwhile, has also begun to withdraw his decision to lift social restraint orders in the state, because the number of daily infections in the US peaked on Wednesday (24 / 6).

While testing activities are expanding in the United States, many experts say the COVID-19 epidemic is on the rise again. Daily deaths and positive test rates are increasing again in the past few weeks across the United States, especially the states in the South and the West.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the deficiencies themselves are given in the number of positive cases in the United States that have shown weak government before the pandemic.

Based on blood samples, researchers at the CDC estimate that 20 million Americans are now, in fact, infected with COVID-19, or about 6% of the total population, and about 10 times more than in the US. 2.3 million Cases were confirmed by the government.

In Arizona, 23% of all tests performed in the last 7 days were positive, almost 3 times the average across the US. The state of Mississippi has seen its daily infections hit a record high twice this week.
"This is not a joke. Something really bad can happen." 

said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a health officer in Mississippi.

Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas suspended the lifting of the restriction order, and re-enforced the ban on surgical services in certain areas to ensure that hospitals could be available and ready for the epidemic operation.

Republican Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona also said efforts to reopen were stalling as the number of infections increased.
Democratic governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico State also expressed anxiety as the number of cases continues to increase constantly in neighboring states.

"Shutting down businesses is something we don't want." 
Mr Abbott said.

US authorities have intensified testing activities over the past few months. But very clearly, the number of deaths is increasing every day in states like Arizona and Alabama.

Worldwide, more than 9.5 million people have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 with nearly half a million deaths. More than 124,000 deaths occur in the United States, the highest figure in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

While many states are beginning to impose new restrictions, some businesses are also starting to stop their activities. Disney has delayed the resumption of its Disneyland theme park in July.

While politicians are trying to balance public health and maintaining the economy, the US government says the number of people applying for unemployment benefits is currently at 1.48 million.


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