Florida, Texas, And Arizona Hit With Second Wave Of Coronavirus After Reopenings
Coronavirus cases are spiking in some states soon after reopening in what appears to be a second wave, according to the New York Post.
- Infection rates are spiking in Texas, Arizona, and Florida.
- Florida reported 8,553 new cases this past week, which The Post noted is “more than any other seven-day period.”
- Hospitalizations in Texas “spiked 6.3 percent to 2,056 on Tuesday, the largest daily increase since the pandemic emerged.”
- And Arizona saw an all-time high of 1,187 new cases on June 2nd.
- Eric Bonner of John Hopkins Center commented to Bloomberg News on the development:
“There is a new wave coming in parts of the country. It’s small and it’s distant so far, but it’s coming.”
- The spike in cases has prompted concern among health experts, with Jeffrey Morris, director of biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania saying:
“[Arizona] sticks out like a sore thumb in terms of a major problem.”
Experts are still confused why some states have been hit by a second wave while others haven’t.
- California has seen a steady increase in cases despite their slow reopening; meanwhile Georgia has continued to see a decline even after reopening salons, tattoo parlors and gyms for the past month and a half.
The White House coronavirus task force has not found a correlation between reopening and an increase in Covid-19 cases.