With nearly 7000 new cases of coronasmitte has Texas on Tuesday registered the highest number of infected in a single day since the pandemic began.
It informs the state health authorities late Tuesday night local time, according to news agency Reuters. The state has as a number of other states in the UNITED states re-imposed a number of restrictions in order to curb a resurgence of the infection.
But it may turn out that the smittetallet will only rise in coming days. The fear is rooted among other things in that 300 teenagers 20. June attended a huge party in the city of Lakeway. More of them awaited answer on whether they were infected with the coronavirus.
According to the american media, CNN, was among other things, the game beer pong to the party, which particularly has caused great disappointment among the health authorities in the state.
Several of the young party-goers are subsequently tested positive, confirming Shelly Parks, who is the spokesperson for the Austin Security and emergency preparedness.
the Mayor of Lakeway, Sandy Cox, is now calling on all young people, who were at the party, to be tested immediately.
- Unfortunately, our number of infected individuals increase because of the organization of this big party, she says to CNN.
A new test facility has been built at a school in Lakeway, where all the party-goers, and anyone who has been in contact with them, can be test.
a total Of about 156.000 people tested positive for corona virus in Texas, according to a count in the newspaper the Houston Chronicle. Currently 5913 patients admitted to the hospitals in the state with covid-19.
In several of the hardest hit counties calls on the authorities of the people to keep themselves flat in as high degree as possible.
In Harris County, introduced a requirement for employees and customers in shops and stores to wear face masks. At a meeting Tuesday is the injunction of face masks has been extended to 26. august, writes the Houston newspaper.
A violation is punishable with a fine of 1000 dollars.
Earlier Tuesday warned the u.s. government's top sundhedsrådgiver, Anthony Fauci, that the UNITED states runs the risk to get the 100,000 confirmed cases of infection per day, if the development does not face.
- It goes the wrong way. Obviously we do not have total control right now, said Fauci during a hearing in the Senate in Washington.
US vice-president, Mike Pence, shall, on Tuesday, according to Reuters, to the special unit in The White House, which is set up to monitor the coronasituationen, have focused on the 12 states with an increasing number of smittetilfælde.
the Authorities are working to expand the number of tests and to provide more personal protection equipment, among other health care professionals in the member states, informs Mike Pence.
Community - 17. mar. 2020 - pm. 20:44 Corona in numbers: So many are hit in Denmark and in the world