Over 68K New Virus Cases in One Day

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Day 108: Stay Safe Minnesota

US recorded more than 68K new cases of coronavirus as the pandemic is rising in many states. In Minnesota, although cases are rising death rate is decreasing.

In the Hill, Marty Johnson writes: “The U.S. on Friday reported more than 68,000 new COVID-19 cases, breaking the country’s record for the daily number of new cases for the third consecutive day as the growing pandemic tightens its grip on the country. Friday’s total was a significant rise from Thursday’s record mark of 59,886, according to a tally from The New York Times, though it also underscores the massive jump in new cases over the past two weeks. Friday’s record of 68,100 represents an 84 percent increase over the last 16 days, the Times found.”

Record Setting States

According to the Hill reporting, six states – Georgia, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, Iowa and Ohio set the record with large number of coronavirus cases on Friday. “Georgia, the first state to begin reopening its economy amid the pandemic, recorded 4,904 cases on Friday, smashing its previous record of 2,886 on July 2. [..] Texas reported 9,923 new cases on Friday after seeing nearly 11,000 cases on Thursday, a record.”

Texas reported 9,923 new cases on Friday after seeing nearly 11,000 cases on Thursday, a record. I made clear that I made this tough decision for one reason: It was our last best effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. If we do not slow the spread of COVID-19 … the next step would have to be a lockdown.

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas (source: The Hill)

COVID-19 Cases in Suburbs

The MPR News writes: “Cases have been trending upward in Minnesota for several weeks, in all parts of the state — but especially in the Twin Cities suburbs. .. Earlier this week, for the first time, the suburban counties of Dakota, Washington, Anoka, Scott and Carver had about as many new cases per capita as Hennepin and Ramsey counties.”

According to Kris Ehresmann, the state’s infectious disease director, the increase in coronavirus cases in suburbs is “tied to bars and restaurants reopening and to house party activity in places like Edina, there was no single ‘hot spot answer’ “.

Coronavirus Pandemic Watch

According to the MDH latest tally (as of July 11, 11 a.m.) the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are 41,571 (out of 742,095 tested) with 1,499 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins database (as of July 11, 5:30 a.m.) there are 3,184,722 confirmed covid19 infection with 134,097 deaths. Globally the covid19 virus has infected 12,519,361 with 560,799 deaths.