Covid 19: What is responsible for the escalation of Coronavirus cases in Florida?
President Donald Trump canceled the Republican convention set to hold in Florida next month due to the upsurge of Covid19 cases there.
So far, there have been almost 390,000 cases which makes the state of Florida the second in the United States after California with the highest number of Covid19 cases and over 5,500 deaths have been recorded making it the 9th state with the highest number of deaths.
However, the current increase in past weeks led to the apprehension. There was an alarming daily increase to 10,000 new cases in June and by 12th July; 15,224 cases were recorded. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the newest of Covid19 cases in the United States for the past one week was in Florida; at 77,044; and a declaration of a new daily death record at 173.
Almost 19% of screening was positive in the past week which is much more than the recommended 5% percent W. H .O rating of when a country or state should re-open, and actively suggests a widespread community transmission. Governor Ron DeSantis has declared that the circumstance is better than a fortnight earlier with 20% free intensive care beds. Doctors are saying the increase in the number of screening being done cannot be said to be responsible for such an alarming upsurge in Covid19 cases.
Possibilities of such an upsurge could have been because it took a while before the state went into lockdown mode as government announcement was not made until the beginning of April. This was nearly a fortnight after other states had been locked down and it was also one of the first states to re-open. Businesses were re-opened with low consciousness of social distancing and capacity (Bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors, and gyms, etc.) By 5th June, Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld also opened their doors.
Precisely, a fortnight later, there was high-level distress due to the fearsome increase in the number of Covid19 cases: from below 1,000 daily cases to an alarming figure of over 3,000 daily cases. The quick re-opening without gradual assessment might have contributed greatly to this.