Record morbidity and hospitalization for coronavirus are recorded in several US states, including Florida and Texas, amid President Donald Trump’s plans to hold an election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
For Alabama, Sunday was the fourth consecutive day when state authorities reported a record number of new cases.
According to Reuters, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina have recorded a record number of new cases in the past three days.
Many health officials attribute the surge to Commemoration Day celebrations in late May.
Throughout the country on Saturday, more than 25 thousand new cases were recorded. This is the highest figure for Saturday, starting May 2, but partly due to the expansion of testing over the past six weeks.
However, health authorities are particularly worried by the fact that many of these states also record a record number of hospital admissions, which are not associated with expanded testing.
Hospitals in Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah received a record number of patients on Saturday.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo warned authorities in New York City and Long Island that their “discovery” would be in jeopardy if crowds did not stop.
Cuomo said that the state received 25 thousand complaints about violation of the rules of social distance and other requirements caused by an emergency. Most of them relate to Manhattan and Hamptons – a rich beach area on the eastern tip of Long Island.
“There is a real possibility that we will suspend the opening in these areas,” he said at a briefing.