Infections soar to new record as Trump hopes contagion will 'just disappear'

Clay Curtis
July 4, 2020

Experts are warning of a spike in coronavirus infections in the United States as large crowds are expected to gather to celebrate the country's Independence Day over the weekend.

The United States has recorded not quite 129,000 deaths from the outbreak, almost one fourth of the known worldwide total.

Texas recorded its second-worst day of the pandemic with 7,915 new cases, according to state health department data on Thursday.

Texans will now be fined $250 if they refuse to wear a mask after being warned by law enforcement. The reason for these growing cases is believed to be lack of wearing masks and not creating social distance for American citizens after the removal of the lockdown. Fauci cautioned that if people did not start to agree, "we may fall into some serious problems".

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases has topped 11 million reaching 11,031,905, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

OH and Arizona also reported new record highs in cases on Wednesday.

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In California, too, hospitalizations are up more than 40% from two weeks ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) responded with new restrictions: closing bars, indoor restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums in 19 counties.

Under fire for his response to America's spiralling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump is heading to Mount Rushmore today for a night of holiday fireworks that he hopes will provide a much-needed distraction.

Matters are increasing in the U.S. at a time when the country is moving towards celebrating Independence Day on July 4.

Beaches in California and other places have been closed as mass infections have been reported among beach visitors.

Meanwhile, according to a government report, the unemployment rate in the USA has come down to 11.1 percent, due to the creation of 48 lakh jobs.

Across the United States, coronavirus cases rise by more than 50,000 on Thursday, surpassing the previous single-day records set earlier in the week of 52,789. At the same time, 1,28,000 people have lost their lives. Global recoveries stand at 5.4 million.

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