What you need to know about COVID-19: The 3 most populous states are breaking coronavirus records

the first day to issue a stay at home order, is now seeing skyrocketing Corona virus cases. This morning, California reporting more than 7000 new confirmed cases in one day, Governor Gavin Newsom asking residents to be cautious as they were at the start of the pandemic. We cannot continue to do what we have done over the last number of weeks. Many of us understandably developed a little cabin fever. Others have just, frankly, taken down their guard. California is one of the nation’s three most populous states, experiencing record highs in new Corona virus cases, and Newsom says it’s hospitals are ready for an influx of patients if needed. California did to lead on a statewide state homer save lives and bought us time to build out our infrastructure, and we have done just that. That’s why today were at roughly 8% capacity in our hospitals In Florida, Governor Ron to Santa’s once again said no to issue a statewide mandatory mask order despite the state health department recommending them. Ultimately, we’ve got to trust people to make good decisions. This, as one updated models suggest that universal mask wearing could help save more than 33,000 lives by October 1st, if we can get people to wear masks, we can not only save lives, but I sort of think of it as we can also save the economy because we can keep business going if we can convince people that this is the best strategy in Arizona. On Lee, 12% of intensive care unit beds for adults are available. That’s according to the state’s public health agency. And in Texas, more than 4300 people are hospitalized with the disease. One health expert warns Houston could end up the hardest hit city in the country. And other big Texas cities like Dallas in Austin could be deeply impacted, too. So are big. Metro areas seem to be rising very quickly, and and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic. The New York Tri State area’s now seeing downward trends of new infections, and state leaders hope it stays that way as phase reopening continues. And we’ve beaten this virus down to a pulp in New Jersey with an enormous loss of life, we’ve been through hell. We don’t want to go through hell again to help New York New Jersey and Connecticut announced a travel advisory requiring a 14 day quarantine for people arriving from eight states with high levels of Corona virus. A lot of people come to New York in the tri state area from other places. We just want to make sure we don’t import the virus because we learned that lesson been there, done that.

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What you need to know about COVID-19: The 3 most populous states are breaking coronavirus records

The three most populous states set records for new coronavirus cases daily and there are fears of “apocalyptic” surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues. Florida and Texas announced Wednesday that they’d recorded more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases the prior day, a new daily record. California reported more than 7,000 cases, obliterating a record hit a day earlier.In Texas, if the current case trajectory continues, Houston could be the hardest-hit city in the U.S. with numbers rivaling those in Brazil. Infection numbers are also rising in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.The Latest NumbersCoronavirus has killed at least 122,000 people and infected nearly 2.4 million nationwide as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.”The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic,” Hotez told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.Models show that Houston could have a fourfold increase in the number of daily cases by July 4, he said, adding that states need to act to stop community transmission.”That is really worrisome and as those numbers rise, we’re seeing commensurate increases in the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions,” he said. “You get to the point where you overwhelm ICUs and that’s when the mortality goes up.”Hotez is also a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology and is working on a potential COVID-19 vaccine.Governors issue pleas to residentsFlorida, Texas and California account for 27.4% of the 328 million people living in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. And while some politicians say the higher number of infections is due to increased testing, that is not the case, said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.As new cases and hospitalizations skyrocket, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged people to stay home.”Because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home,” Abbott told KBTX. “Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home.”Officials encouraged mask wearing and social distancing in places like bars that are often overcrowded. Further state actions could be announced if the virus continues to spread at this rate, Abbott said.In the nation’s most populous state, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded with Californians to think of others by wearing masks, keeping a safe distance and washing their hands regularly.He told residents to “love thy neighbors, like yourself, please” and urged younger people to be especially cautious.”Be careful about Mom and Dad, and careful about your mother-in-law, your father-in-law, your grandparents,” he said.Economic impactThe number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits fell to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has attributed the rise to more testing, but others say community transmission is playing a key role as the state reopens. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he’ll ask the city commission to implement a civil fine of up to $250 for those not wearing a mask in public.Miami implemented an order requiring masks or face coverings in public this week.”Going out in public without a mask is like driving drunk,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University. “If you don’t get hurt. You might kill somebody else.”How you can stop the spreadWhile many Americans still debate whether or not to wear face masks, a new study found that face mask use has prevented thousands coronavirus cases.The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, estimates between 230,000 and 450,000 COVID-19 cases were prevented in states that required face masks between April 8 and May 15. Some states are extending restrictionsArizona is also seeing the highest number of new cases per capita of any state in the country. It’s had more new cases per capita than any state has had besides New York or New Jersey, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.The state has added about 2,700 new cases per day over the seven days that ended Tuesday. Adjusted for population, that’s about 38 new cases per 100,000 people per day.In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he plans to issue a new proclamation Thursday extending the Phase 2 restrictions under the current order for another 28 days.”Simply put, we’re heading in the wrong direction. We have more cases than we can justify just by the fact that they’re doing more testing,” Edwards said. The Hardest-Hit StatesAt least 26 states are seeing a rise in cases compared to the previous week, data from Hopkins show. Those states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.In recent days, city and state leaders have announced that cases seem to be shifting to younger groups. They highlighted instances including parties and bars as sources of recent clusters.Texas has temporarily suspended alcohol permits for at least 12 bars that violated coronavirus protocols.

The three most populous states set records for new coronavirus cases daily and there are fears of “apocalyptic” surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues.

Florida and Texas announced Wednesday that they’d recorded more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases the prior day, a new daily record. California reported more than 7,000 cases, obliterating a record hit a day earlier.

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In Texas, if the current case trajectory continues, Houston could be the hardest-hit city in the U.S. with numbers rivaling those in Brazil. Infection numbers are also rising in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

The Latest Numbers

Coronavirus has killed at least 122,000 people and infected nearly 2.4 million nationwide as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.

“The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic,” Hotez told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Models show that Houston could have a fourfold increase in the number of daily cases by July 4, he said, adding that states need to act to stop community transmission.

“That is really worrisome and as those numbers rise, we’re seeing commensurate increases in the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions,” he said. “You get to the point where you overwhelm ICUs and that’s when the mortality goes up.”

Hotez is also a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology and is working on a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Governors issue pleas to residents

Florida, Texas and California account for 27.4% of the 328 million people living in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

And while some politicians say the higher number of infections is due to increased testing, that is not the case, said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

As new cases and hospitalizations skyrocket, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged people to stay home.

“Because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home,” Abbott told KBTX. “Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home.”

Officials encouraged mask wearing and social distancing in places like bars that are often overcrowded. Further state actions could be announced if the virus continues to spread at this rate, Abbott said.

In the nation’s most populous state, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded with Californians to think of others by wearing masks, keeping a safe distance and washing their hands regularly.

He told residents to “love thy neighbors, like yourself, please” and urged younger people to be especially cautious.

“Be careful about Mom and Dad, and careful about your mother-in-law, your father-in-law, your grandparents,” he said.

Economic impact

The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits fell to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has attributed the rise to more testing, but others say community transmission is playing a key role as the state reopens. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he’ll ask the city commission to implement a civil fine of up to $250 for those not wearing a mask in public.

Miami implemented an order requiring masks or face coverings in public this week.

“Going out in public without a mask is like driving drunk,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University. “If you don’t get hurt. You might kill somebody else.”

How you can stop the spread

While many Americans still debate whether or not to wear face masks, a new study found that face mask use has prevented thousands coronavirus cases.

The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, estimates between 230,000 and 450,000 COVID-19 cases were prevented in states that required face masks between April 8 and May 15.

Some states are extending restrictions

Arizona is also seeing the highest number of new cases per capita of any state in the country. It’s had more new cases per capita than any state has had besides New York or New Jersey, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

The state has added about 2,700 new cases per day over the seven days that ended Tuesday. Adjusted for population, that’s about 38 new cases per 100,000 people per day.

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he plans to issue a new proclamation Thursday extending the Phase 2 restrictions under the current order for another 28 days.

“Simply put, we’re heading in the wrong direction. We have more cases than we can justify just by the fact that they’re doing more testing,” Edwards said.

The Hardest-Hit States

At least 26 states are seeing a rise in cases compared to the previous week, data from Hopkins show. Those states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

In recent days, city and state leaders have announced that cases seem to be shifting to younger groups. They highlighted instances including parties and bars as sources of recent clusters.

Texas has temporarily suspended alcohol permits for at least 12 bars that violated coronavirus protocols.