After weeks of spiking, new cases of the coronavirus appear to be starting to decline across the U.S. Deaths from the virus also declined.
Sunday, 55,000 new cases of the virus were reported, which is down from previous highs of more than 75,000 cases. Around 470 deaths were reported, which is far lower than the 1,000-plus that were reported in recent days and weeks.
Assistant secretary of health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Admiral Brett Giroir said the death count was expected to decline over the next few weeks, but that keeping numbers lower was dependent on people following restrictions and recommendations.
“Nobody’s letting up their foot from the gas,” he told reporters. “If we throw caution to the wind, go back to the bars, this will all go into reverse.”
Florida cases overtake New York’s
Florida also overtook New York in the total number of cases reported in the state, with a total of 423,855 as of Sunday, compared to New York’s 415,827.
Florida is still seeing nearly 10,000 new positive test results a day, but the state’s 5,972 deaths are still far lower than New York’s 32,500 despite Florida’s higher population.
It’s difficult to perceive the true extent of the problem because of the way testing has increased since March when the pandemic started to take hold and numerous reports that people are being told they tested positive for the virus when they were not even tested.
Some states also count antibody tests as new cases or count multiple positive tests from the same person as separate new cases, which skews the results.
Texas, Arizona, California see fewer cases, deaths
While the jury is still out on whether Florida is continuing to spike, it seems clear that other states with large spikes like Arizona and Texas have begun to come down. California is also seeing a smaller increase.
These states make up a significant portion of new cases nationwide, so seeing declines here has a big impact.
Even with the spikes beginning to level off, liberals are pressuring Democrat governors to renew shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, because the whole point of hyping this spike is to use it against President Donald Trump. Somehow these Democrats don’t think they will get blamed even though it’s very clear what is going on.