Florida, Texas, And Arizona Hit With Second Wave Of Coronavirus After Reopenings

Artivia Tahir

States see a spike in Covid-19 cases after reopening

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.

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