Florida and Arizona have a significant daily increase in cases of Covid-19, highlighting the increasing prevalence of the virus in many southern and western states, some of which have begun to take steps to back away from plans to end public isolation measures.
Florida recorded 9585 new infections during the past 24 hours, a record for the second day, while Arizona State recorded 3591 new cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the Corona Virus, which corresponds to its previous record set on June 23.
And the statistic showed the registration of more than 45,000 new cases of coronavirus in the United States, in the largest daily increase since the outbreak of the epidemic, raising the total number of people infected with the virus in the country to more than 2.5 million people.
The increase in cases was more pronounced in southern and western states such as Florida and Texas, which have begun to take steps to re-impose restrictions on companies, threatening jobs and the expected economic recovery.
Contrary to his early moves to loosen restrictions, Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday ordered bars across the state to close their doors and called on restaurants to reduce their capacity to 50 percent. Florida, another state that reopened its economy relatively quickly, also asked the state’s pubs to stop serving alcoholic drinks immediately.
A few days ago, New York joined New Jersey and Connecticut to impose a 14-day mandatory quarantine on travelers coming from states with high rates of infection.