Only two US states report a decrease in the number of new cases of coronavirus compared to last week: Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Particularly high growth in new patients is noted in 36 states, among them Florida is the leader – according to some experts, this region is becoming the next epicenter of infection. U.S. officials also warn of an increase in youth cases.
In Florida, 9,585 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Saturday, a one-day record since the start of the pandemic. Former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Frieden, argues that the increase is actual and not the results of increased testing – he warned of wider spread and mortality in the future of the country.
“As a doctor, scientist, epidemiologist, I can tell you with 100% certainty that in most states there is a real increase. This is a greater spread of the virus, ”Frieden told Fox News. According to him, mortality has not yet reached a peak, because this figure lags by about a month.