“What will inevitably happen is that states that are not yet in trouble, will likely get into trouble,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said -Four in an interview on MSNBC.
The White House coronavirus task force has warned Midwestern governors that the time to leave the curve is now before the numbers begin to rise in their states, Fauci said.
“Before you know it, two to three weeks in the east, you’re in trouble,” he said.
Already, West Virginia is seeing the coronavirus migrate from the South every day, Gov said. The state lost five more people to the virus by Monday, bringing the total to more than 1,100 people.
“It’s not just good. That’s just what’s there for it,” Justice said.
Now where are the western and southern states
States across the West and South have set records for daily cases and deaths this month as the virus has risen.
California set a gruesome record of 197 deaths in one day, the California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday. The last record for the state was set just the week before in 159.
Los Angeles County also saw the highest death of Covid-19 to date with 91 deaths, bringing the total in the county to 4,516. But county Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned that some of Wednesday’s deaths are also attributed to backlogs.
Setting a record for coronavirus deaths in one day, Florida reported 216 deaths Wednesday. The state has been at the forefront of the regime again in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, Texas cases hit 417,098, surpassing New York, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic.
Midwest is working to move forward from the curve
Officials in the Midwest should begin preparing for a similar tip, Fauci said.
“What we’re seeing now is what actually happened a few weeks ago and what we’re seeing a few weeks from now, is what we’re doing now,” he said.
As cases escalate in Indiana, officials there have decided to conduct a second round of testing on nursing home staff in August to prevent a rising number from reaching the facilities, Dr. Daniel Rusyniak, an official chief medical officer of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, said Wednesday. Long-term care facilities and nursing homes have been the sites of deadly outbreaks in many states.
In Illinois, the Board of Directors of the High School Association on Wednesday proposed “unprecedented scheduling changes” to sports in the new school year. Sports seasons will be split, and sports fall football, boys ’soccer and girls’ volleyball will move into the spring, according to a news release, which said the plan final requires approval from the Illinois Department of Health.
On Wednesday, Gov. Michigan Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order limiting indoor meetings to 10 people and closing bars across the state for indoor service from July 31, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
“After seeing a resurgence in cases connected with social gatherings across the state, we want to further limit meetings to the health of our community and economy,” the release said. “By taking these healthy actions, we will be in a better position to get our children back in the classrooms and avoid a potentially devastating second wave.”
Re-needed to revive the fight against the virus, experts say
Health experts are urging federal, state and local leaders to come up with policy actions to gain control of the pandemic.
Scholars at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security said in a report that the United States needs to resume its response to the virus.
“Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is currently not at present to gain control of this epidemic,” the report says. “It’s time to reset.”
The report includes 10 recommendations that include universal mask warrants, federal leadership to improve testing and, in places where transmission rates are deteriorating, home break orders.
Although some have called for another to be closed, Fauci said the best option might be to reopen the opening and move forward more cautiously from there.
“If you’re calling to quickly quit, expire and think you might want to hold back a bit, not necessarily all the way back to close, but enough to regain your base, so then you should proceed to open a much more cautious fashion. , “he said.
CNN’s Shelby Lin Erdman, Rebekah Riess, Haley Brink, Naomi Thomas, Cheri Mossburg and Raja Razek contributed to this report.