Happy 4th of July with another daily record for new infections of COVID 19 in Florida and Arizona today.
An alarming 11,458 confirmed new cases reported today in Florida. The state of Florida has reported multiple daily records since June 28, and the rate of positive test results has climbed into the double digits.
An additional 17 deaths were reported today, 3,703 have died from the virus in Florida.
In Arizona a record 3,113 patients were hospitalized with COVID 19, up 100 from Friday. Ninety percent of Arizona’s intensive care unit beds and 85 percent of inpatient beds were in use, according to health officials.
An additional 17 deaths were reported today, 1,805 have died from the virus in Arizona.
Hospitals throughout Texas were also filling quickly, with ICU capacity at Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest hospital complex, exceeding 100 percent. Local judges in Hidalgo and Starr counties issued emergency alerts saying beds were full and urging the public to stay home.
An additional 11 deaths were reported today, 2,632 have died from the virus in Texas.
Nationwide, new infections reached another single-day high of 57,497 on Friday, and at least 20 states set record highs for the average of new cases over seven days.
For the history, we report some interesting facts
- Intensive care unit capacity at Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest hospital complex, exceeded 100 percent, and local officials throughout the state told residents that hospital beds were filling up.
- Cincinnati, Cleveland and Wichita became the latest major U.S. cities to pass mask ordinances. “Masks are our best hope to keep people safe and to keep the economy afloat,” Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said.
- For the 26th day in a row, the United States set a record for the average number of daily cases reported nationwide, even as the holiday kept some state health departments from reporting their latest batches of infections.
- Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, tested positive yesterday for COVID 19 while in South Dakota, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss their personal situation. Trump Jr. was cleared of the virus, and the couple will drive home together to avoid contact with others.
- Nationwide, the rolling seven-day average for new cases was 47,493, up nearly 11,000 from last Saturday, according to tracking by The Washington Post. Alabama, Florida, Montana and Oklahoma all reported new average highs.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said:
“As a veteran, I can tell you patriotism is not about putting your own health or others’ health at risk, We can honor and celebrate our country in many ways, and I cannot think of anything more patriotic than doing so in a way that protects our family, friends and neighbors.”
Sources: – tampabay.com – washingtonpost – worldometers.info –
Cover Photo by Spectrum Bay News 9
By Alex Ammohostianos