Polk sees 3rd straight day of record COVID cases; Florida nears 100,000

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Top News Officials across the south are warning that more young people have positive results for the coronavirus By Arzu

With more people being tested, DeSantis said the number of cases was bound to rise.

Meanwhile, ten states are trekking steady in new cases compared to last week: Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In several Southern states that average age is dropping.

As of the week of June 7th, the median age for positive cases has reportedly decreased from 60-years-old to 37-years-old.

To the southeast, most new coronavirus cases in Florida are among younger people, the Miami Herald reported on Friday.

'That is a big change from where we were at the end of March and the beginning of April, ' he said.

Though health officials say people older than 65 may be most at risk of getting seriously sick from COVID-19, younger people also can become ill.

Ron DeSantis noted numerous cases making up the large uptick over the last week are in the 20-34 age range, and he said that the large majority of them will not be hospitalization and many will be asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, the rate of new infections continued to remain high, with almost 12% of recent tests coming back from laboratories as positive.

Ken Welch, a county commissioner in Pinellas County, Florida, said they were working on ways to get the message across to a younger audience. "We need to talk to people about following the guidelines, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, staying home if possible, and washing their hands".

The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day.

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of NY, has mused about stopping flights from Florida to his state.

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Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and some regions reopened the area lifting the lockdown at first. He said there was a noticeable jump in the number of asymptomatic younger people in their 20s and 30s testing positive.

It was the third day in a row Polk's positive test percentage was above 10%.

"We have data from some of the cell phone companies that show in Galveston County less than 7% of the people are social distancing", Keiser said.

Twelve bars in Texan cities including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin have had their permits revoked for 30 days for violating COVID-19 protocols. "Much of the spread is in the younger populations and we are going to deal with that".

Leaders hoping to slow the acceleration of the outbreak will have to consider how to implement measures that will both protect health and economy in the long term, Dr. Colleen Kraft, associate chief medical officer at Emory University Hospital, said Thursday on CNN Newsroom.

"I've not pre-empted locals from doing what they think is right". In the South, officials say more young people are testing positive.

"The average age of people who were positive last week was 30, and the average age of people tested was 47".

The resurgence of the virus across the US comes as states re-open economies after months of lockdowns and people return to normal activities, some of whom do not follow social distancing guidelines and do not wear masks to curb the spread of the virus.

"The increases that we're seeing serve as a warning that young adults and youth are not immune to COVID-19", said Dr. Brannon Traxler, South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control consultant physician.

Faith in President Donald Trump to beat the virus took a hit when he told a rally in Tulsa on Saturday that the U.S. should slow testing because it was returning too many positive cases.

The median age for cases is down to 44.

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