Corona-infections in the Americas: motorcade instead of a crowd of people on the independence day

The celebrations for the American independence day fell on a weekend rather simple. Philadelphia dispensed with the usual parades, street festivals and firework

Corona-infections in the Americas: motorcade instead of a crowd of people on the independence day

The celebrations for the American independence day fell on a weekend rather simple. Philadelphia dispensed with the usual parades, street festivals and fireworks, and celebrated virtually. Also New York, which shines on the national holiday, traditionally among the rockets of the "Macy's Fireworks", remained until the Empire State Building is dark. The city had already held in the week before the national holiday, smaller light shows, short, and changing, undisclosed locations, to visitors to stay away. Los Angeles and San Francisco painted all of the fire works, Washington shortened the usual light shows and had the Blue Angels, the aerobatic team of the United States Navy, on the National Mall and White house of thunder.

Even the Californian coastal town of Huntington Beach, for more than 110 years of "Fourth of July" is known for the most opulent Parade West of the Mississippi, entered this year without playing in the high schools. Mayor Lyn Semeta put together instead of two motorcades that went on the weekend through the city and the Parade to the front door took. In the Corona times, the so-called front yard should help-to celebrate, to prevent viruses-oriented gatherings of people.

In the week before the "Independence Day" had reported to the American health authorities of new infectious records. More than 35 States observed a sharp increase in confirmed cases. In Florida, this will be searched, such as Texas, Arizona and California of the most hotly-from new infections to home, included the health authorities on Saturday alone, nearly 11,500 infections with Sars-CoV-2. The southern state of surpassing the own maximum of on Thursday with more than 11,100 new contagions. According to the Johns Hopkins University were infected on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday across the country every day, more than 50,000 Americans. The number was higher than on any other day since the beginning of the pandemic. Epidemiologists to write the, in addition to the re-opening of many shops and Restaurants, also the "Memorial Day", the day of remembrance for Fallen American war at the end of may. The unofficial beginning of summer every year, millions of Americans on the beaches and in Parks.

the wave of new infections suggests That the number of Covid-19-dead low, raises, meanwhile, questions. Although California was one in the past week, with nearly 47,000 new infections, about 10,000 more than in the previous week, remained with the curve of the Covid-19-dead flat. Also, Florida has not been yet overtaken by a new wave. Despite more than 55,000 new infections in the past seven days, nearly 20,000 more than in the previous week, increased the number of Corona-dead of the Sunshine State only from 262 to 318. Some scientists point to the fact that in the past few weeks, mostly Younger infected. The risk of dying than thirty years of in Corona is lower than in the case of a seventy-year-olds. Also, time delays may play a role. "We know that between infection and death for at least two weeks, sometimes more," said America's top health officials Jerome Adams.

relation between death rate and care homes

research the "New York Times" suggest, a link between the country-wide Corona-the death rate, and care homes. As the newspaper calculated, died in the homes since March of nearly 54.000 seniors and care workers to infection with the Coronavirus. Deceased was the "Nursing homes" now account for more than 40 percent of the total of approximately 129.000 Covid-19-dead in the United States. According to "New York Times" was registered almost half of the deaths in nursing homes in Northern States such as New York, New Jersey and Illinois, which were collected in the spring, especially battered by the pandemic.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 16:19

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