12 de julio de 2020
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Coronavirus spreading non-stop through US South, West, breaking daily records

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The coronavirus is spreading non-stop through the US South and West as states there - including Florida, Texas, California and Arizona - reopen their economies, and once again new daily records were set on Tuesday, according to data released Wednesday by the health departments of those states.

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The coronavirus is spreading non-stop through the US South and West as states there - including Florida, Texas, California and Arizona - reopen their economies, and once again new daily records were set on Tuesday, according to data released Wednesday by the health departments of those states.

The increase in cases reported by Texas authorities is noteworthy, where on Tuesday 5,489 newly confirmed coronavirus cases were detected, an unprecedented increase, given that since March 26 the state Health Department had never before reported more than 5,000 new cases on a single day.

Thus, Texas officially has confirmed 120,370 virus cases and suffered 2,220 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

California is also seeing an exponential increase in infections, with 7,149 cases tallied on Tuesday, a 69 percent increase in the past two days and an unprecedented growth in the caseload since records began to be kept on the state's Web page on March 19.

As a result, California now is reporting a total of 190,220 confirmed virus cases and 5,632 deaths.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said that - in light of the worrisome figures - state authorities cannot continue doing what they have been doing in recent weeks, noting however that it is understandable that many people would be feeling some claustrophobia after being locked down for weeks to limit the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Arizona suffered a significant spike on Tuesday both in daily cases and deaths, with 3,593 new cases detected and 42 deaths, while on Wednesday the number of infections was reported at 1,795 along with 79 deaths, according to the state Health Department.

Along the same lines, over the past 24 hours Florida has detected 5,508 new virus cases and 43 deaths, as reported by the state Health Department at 11 am on Wednesday.

With the rise in the case and death figures, Florida now has detected 109,014 cases and suffered 3,281 deaths since March 1, the date on which the pandemic is officially deemed to have hit the state.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the increase in the infections was due to a combination of increased testing and "natural" contact among young people.

The growth in infections in the US South and West is motivating other states to adopt precautionary measures and other nations are expressing caution in resuming air connections with the US.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that his state, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, will impose a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from US Covid-19 hotspots to prevent a new wave of infections in the New England region hardest hit by the pandemic so far.

At a press conference, Cuomo said that New York, which has been the epicenter of the pandemic in the US, has worked very hard to reduce the transmission rate and authorities don't want that progress to be endangered by allowing travelers from other states to bring in the infection again.

The governors of those three states have agreed to implement the quarantine starting Wednesday evening on travelers from nine states with high infection rates.

Specifically, the quarantine will apply to travelers coming from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas, but Cuomo said that list could change since authorities will be updating it daily regarding which states to include on it.

Across the US, there have been more than 2.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 121,000 deaths so far, making it the nation that has been hardest hit by the virus, according to the independent tally being kept by The Johns Hopkins University.

The university said that on Tuesday there were 34,700 newly confirmed virus cases in the US, a figure not seen since April.

Although the US has not managed to halt the spread of the virus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a press conference on Wednesday that he is working with the country's European allies to see how international travel can be resumed after recent reports that the European Union might not reopen its borders to US travelers due to the markedly high level of Covid-19 in this country.

Pompeo said that it is important for the US that Europeans can travel to this country and very important for Europeans to reconnect completely with the US economy.

EFE

Histórico de noticias
Mastercard Helps Small Latin American Businesses Leap into E-Commerce

Miami, July 8th (EFE).- Mastercard - the global technology company in the payments industry - announced a new digital platform with local and regional...

At least 7 dead, 40 injured when gasoline truck burns on Colombia highway

Barranquilla, Colombia, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- At least seven people died and 40 were injured on Monday when a tanker truck filled with gasoline flipped over and...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 6

Miami Desk, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

Texas, Florida hospitals on verge of collapse while Trump does nothing

Washington, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Some hospitals in the states of Texas and Florida are on the verge of having no additional beds for coronavirus - or any other...

Trudeau will not visit Washington to hail USMCA pact with Trump, AMLO

Toronto, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not travel to Washington this week to meet with US President Donald Trump and Mexican...

Too-early reopening responsible for Covid-19 spikes in US

Washington, Jul 5 (efe-epa).- Local officials in the US states hardest hit by the renewed Covid-19 spikes - including Florida and Arizona - on Sunday are...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 2

Miami Desk, Jul 2 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US puts brakes on economic reopening as daily infection tally hits new high

By Jairo Mejia

Plastic curtain allows relatives to hug quarantined elderly in Sao Paulo

By Carla Samon Ros

Three snapshots of Venezuela's ongoing crisis

By Ron Gonzalez

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: July 1

Miami Desk, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US buys up almost all Remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Washington, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- The United States, the world epicenter for the coronavirus with more than 2.6 million cases and a death toll of 127,000, has...

Weinstein victims to receive $19 mn in settlement

New York, Jul 1 (efe-epa).- Dozens of women who were sexually abused and harassed while they were working for now-convicted US film producer Harvey...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 30

Miami Desk, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

US considering another stimulus package amid huge pandemic challenge

By Alfonso Fernandez

Fauci: US could quickly jump from 40K to 100K daily Covid-19 cases

Washington, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- The top US government epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Tuesday warned that the number of newly detected daily...

Ex-Pemex chief arrested in Spain agrees to be extradited to Mexico

Mexico City, Jun 30 (efe-epa).- Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero reported Tuesday that the former director of Mexico's state-run oil company...

Black Lives Matter protesters set up camp in New York

By Jorge Fuentelsaz

More than 100 arrested for vandalizing statues amid US protests

Washington, Jun 29 (efe-epa).- More than 100 people have been arrested for vandalizing statues and monuments amid the protests against racism and police...

Supreme Court overturns Louisiana law restricting abortion

Washington, Jun 29 (efe-epa).- The US Supreme Court on Monday overturned a law that would have severely restricted access to abortion in Louisiana, dealing...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 28

Miami Desk, Jun 28 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:

LGTB+ groups cancel marches due to pandemic, but not demands for equality

International Desk, Jun 28 (efe-epa). - The coronavirus pandemic forced the worldwide LGTB+ community to cancel in-person marches and Gay Pride parties on...

No new Florida COVID-19 record set, but Miami infections keep rising

Miami, Jun 28 (efe-epa).- After two consecutive days of setting new records for newly detected coronavirus infections, the daily number of cases confirmed...

Daily COVID-19 pandemic roundup: June 25

Miami Desk, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Here's a roundup of stories around the world related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: