She pointed out that the states with the largest increases in positive tests during the last week were Texas and Arizona, followed by Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, and Utah.
The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million. Amid an ongoing spike in new cases of the novel coronavirus, Florida health officials reported more than 8,500 additional infections on Sunday.
In a further sign of the impact on the USA economy, Tyson Foods has announced that 371 employees at its chicken processing plant in the far southwestern corner of Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. Mark Martinez, owner of a Lubbock beer garden, learned only when friends texted him the news at around 8 a.m.
"I spent thousands of dollars in inventory getting ready for this weekend", said Mr Martinez, 44. "Taking us back down to 50% capacity means we won't have enough business to pay staff, let alone the bills".
"I ask all Texans to do their part to slow the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly and socially distancing themselves from others".
A small city on the outskirts of Houston, Texas has instituted a curfew starting from Saturday night due to surging cases of the novel coronavirus, the latest move by officials in some southern and western states to backtrack on their reopening plans.
Texas had been at the forefront of states peeling away restrictions created to control the pandemic, allowing bars to reopen in May.
MI has recorded 19 more deaths linked to coronavirus and on Wednesday confirmed 353 cases of the virus.
While the rise in the U.S. partly reflects expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the scourge is making a comeback, including rising deaths and hospitalizations in parts of the country and higher percentages of virus tests coming back positive. India reported more than 18,000 new cases, pushing its cumulative total over the half-million mark, the fourth-highest globally behind the US, Brazil and Russian Federation.
Lassen County, California, went from just nine cases to 172, and Hot Spring County, Arkansas, went from 46 cases to 415; both spikes were attributed to outbreaks at prisons.
John Hopkins University reports that the USA has close to 2.5 million confirmed cases and over 125,000 deaths from COVID-19. "We have been stressing staying away from the 3 Cs which are: closed spaces with inadequate air flow, crowded spots with many people today nearby and near-get hold of options, such as shut-variety conversations".
The governor urged young teams to be vigilant, indicating while they may possibly not be at possibility for severe issues, they can pass the virus on to a person who is.
Kansas, Idaho and Oklahoma were also among US states seeing a sharp rise in case.
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed nearly half a million people in seven months.
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