Shomporko Desk:-The United States experienced another difficulty in the coronavirus fight as discrete examinations demonstrated the nation on Tuesday had slipped back to once again recording more than 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour period.
Both the COVID Tracking Project and data gathered by the Washington Post put the death toll in the most recent 24-hour following period as somewhere in the range of 1,000 and 1,100, a threshold not seen since early June, and not normally since May. Health experts calmly cautioned of such developments after ongoing long stretches of an upsurge in cases, especially in the south and southwest regions.
Swaths of the country are now battling rising infections and growing deaths, and some states are once again having to close businesses and rethink school in the fall. Many retailers themselves are insisting their customers don masks. For months, the nation’s top health experts have pleaded with Americans to wear masks in public and steer clear of crowds — calling those simple steps life-saving — even as President Donald Trump’s stance on masks fuelled a partisan social divide.
Health officials who have been part of the White House’s coronavirus task force were not present. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told on Tuesday that he was glad Trump has begun to promote mask-wearing.
“If we, during those conferences, come out and have consistent, clear noncontradictory messages, I believe it will be very helpful in getting people on the track of knowing the direction that we need to go to get this pandemic under control,” he said.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was not as forgiving of Trump as he outlined the latest plank of his economic recovery plan on Tuesday, charging that Trump had “quit on this country.”
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, lawmakers were negotiating what is expected to be a trillion-dollar-or-more “Phase Four” rescue package.
Texas on Tuesday represented the mixed bag of developments as the U.S. battles the coronavirus, as well as the political jousting sometimes seen on who has authority over public health advice.
Dallas County officials said the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients dropped below 1,000 on Tuesday for the first time in more than two weeks, and officials in Houston are seeing signs of optimism.
Texas on Tuesday reported more than 9,300 confirmed new cases and 131 deaths, the state’s second-deadliest day of the pandemic.
More than 500 women at Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus, one of the largest confirmed outbreaks at a federal prison.
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News source: The Associated Press