12 States Hit New Record Highs in Covid Cases

Mish

For 27 consecutive days the Seven-Day Average Case Total in the U.S. Set a New Record.

Local officials in states with surging coronavirus cases issued dire warnings Sunday about the spread of infections, blaming outbreaks in their communities on early reopenings and saying the virus was rapidly outpacing containment efforts.

“We don’t have room to experiment, we don’t have room for incrementalism when we’re seeing these kinds of numbers,” said Judge Lina Hidalgo (D), the top elected official in Harris County, Tex., which encompasses the sprawling Houston metro area. “Nor should we wait for all the hospital beds to fill and all these people to die before we take drastic action.”

Significant Developments

  • The rolling seven-day average for daily new cases in the United States reached a record high for the 27th day in a row, climbing to 48,640 on Sunday, according to The Washington Post’s tracking. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations rose to their highest levels to date in Arizona and Nevada.
  • Twelve states reported new highs in their seven-day case averages, with West Virginia, Tennessee and Montana experiencing the biggest percentage change from their past records. West Virginia also set a record number of daily cases, with 130.
  • The University of Washington reported that at least 121 students have tested positive for the virus and that 112 of them lived in fraternity houses near the Seattle campus. The university’s medical school has erected a pop-up testing site near the school’s Greek Row.
  • Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in California’s Los Angeles County have increased by 32 percent in three weeks as the number of daily cases trends upward. The full state has reported a record seven-day average of cases for 19 straight days.

Florida and Texas Report Record Case Numbers

NPR reports Florida and Texas Report Record Case Numbers

Both Florida and Texas reported their biggest daily rise in new confirmed cases over the past few days, with Florida reporting 11,443 new resident cases on Saturday and another 9,999 on Sunday. Texas reported a record 8,258 new cases on Saturday followed by 3,449 on Sunday. California reported 5,410 new cases on Sunday and Arizona reported 3,536 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

"I will tell you, a month ago one in 10 people were testing positive. Today, it's one in four," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CBS."

The number of people who are getting sick and going to the hospitals has exponentially increased. The number of people in our ICU beds has exponentially increased. In fact, if we don't get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble."

At least two counties in South Texas say they have hospitals already at full capacity. 

Democratic Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told ABC News that the state may have opened up too quickly, and criticized the federal government's response to the virus and the lack of testing across the state. The Arizona Republic reported that in some cases, people have had to wait in line for 13 hours to be tested.

Trump's Repeat Lie of the Day

Dear President Trump repeating ridiculous lies does not make them true. 

Facts 

  • The positive test rate has soared 
  • Hospitals are hitting capacity.

Repeating lies will not help Trump get re-elected.

Mish

Comments (144)
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wmjack
wmjack

Ladies and Gentlemen --we will all catch the virus sooner or later So reconcile yourself to this --The death rate is dropping toward the flu rate as more testing confirms the number with the virus is 10 times the reported number

CaliforniaStan
CaliforniaStan

If we follow Trump's advice, you may well be right...we will all catch it. It ain't going away by magic like he promised.

Axiom7
Axiom7

So anecdotally, two friends of a friend went to get tested, filled out the forms, waited in line, took too long so they left. Lo and behold 2 days later receive a letter saying they tested positive.

Another friend had a relative with a chronic condition go in for their annual checkup, no test for C19. Get a letter "you've tested positive".

So lets see, 41,000 new cases...251 deaths?? <takes of mask and puts in garbage>

tokidoki
tokidoki

So Dow 10 million?

Jackula
Jackula

The abject stupidity of most of our leaders at all levels on the Covid issue in this country is amazing. The dumb folks among us fail to understand what happens when the hospitals get overwhelmed which is coming very soon. New York and Italy is about to be replayed again in a bunch of states. I was planning on voting for Trump last January, he won't be able to get elected dog catcher by Nov.

Tengen
Tengen

Whether he's gone this year or in 2024, I'm going to miss Trump a little. It's a fun game to predict how he will apply a smiley face to every bit of news. Anything can be bigly and tremendous if you use your imagination!

I suppose it's all part of 4D chess, where good news is good and bad news is also good.

Anda
Anda

So what are they saying, no more protests, or lockdown again, or obligatory masks or what ?

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The whole state of Texas has five thousand or so extra to the previous trend hospitalised.

Other countries this is happening also, uptrends in cases, not dramatic in pandemic terms but not good either, after relaxing restrictions. In Spain more than half of people think they will be back in lockdown before too long.

At some point people are going to have to decide again how to play off higher infection rate vs. higher restrictions (beyond basic common sense approach to protecting from virus).

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Hate to say it but we will still be talking Covid-19 infection rates this time next year. It has always been about flattening the curve to avoid overwhelming the US healthcare system and protecting the at risk population. I strongly believe in quarantines, social distancing and wearing masks in public. This is a highly contagious virus with a fatality rate significantly higher than the flu despite what our president and his loyal band of covidiots would have us believe.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

It's just flu, and it will disappear magically in April! BTW it's a hoax! It's all beautifully under control now。

Fl0yd
Fl0yd

Some of Trump's text aren't necessarily wrong. Some or dumb.

I don't think we have stable herd immunity to the cold viruses. Some of them are classified as Corona. Still waiting to an explanation why hopes are high for effective vaccination and stable herd immunity, then.

This is not to say this won't be attained. Only, that the optimism and assumptions aren't well corroborated.

And, if stable herd immunity isn't attained, then we will all have to adjust to a new normal.

All that said, I'm aware of anecdotal evidence that herd immunity may hold for several weeks (as only 1-2 months passed). There are communities that recovered from high density of infection. Reportedly, they don't experience massive re-infection yet.

channelstuffing
channelstuffing

florida's off the charts,10,000 a day! With all those old folks,what happens when they start droppin like flies? Medicaid like virtually everything in DC is completely insolvent which means they'll have to start burnin the bodies en masse like Auchwitz!

numike
numike

test positive? do you ck the box on your health policy/life insurance /loan/lease etc. that you tested positive? Do you inform your friends/neighbors/co-workers/sex partner(s)?

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

Covid or no Covid....it doesn t really matter anymore, does it ? Look at stocks in Asia and Europe this morning, all up massively, with the US likely to follow suit... Why still bother to talk about C all day and all night long on every fckn news channel? It is totally IRRELEVANT, that much is obvious !

Herkie
Herkie

When we saw all those protesters out in force nationwide we knew this would have be the result, then we saw millions of young people flocking to the beaches on Memorial Day and since, we see news stories about illegal gatherings where nobody is distancing or wearing masks. There was that party in MI with thousands of people crowded onto a sandbar for a huge party for the Fourth on the news last night. There were stories of shootings at an illegal "private party" in a closed bar with hundreds of people. So, I have read so much that Covid is going to change us forever and just laughed, people are social creatures, they need human contact and social interaction as much as they need food. The can "go hungry" for a while, but then at some point they will start to binge.

We are about to see what the US might have looked like had we taken the GOP course of just doing nothing, shrug and claim it is no worse than the common cold. If science wishes to retain the faith of the population it better bust ass and get treatments or vaccines fast.

I have read for at least a decade that science was on the brink of making a vaccine that give us immunity not just to this or that virus but to all virus. This is one of the problems for our civilization, science over promises for years and decades without delivering, and then again we have delivered breakthroughs that turned out to be disasters of horrifying consequences, fission energy, thalidomide, DDT, DES, for some older people like me, I see computers and cell phones as major breakthroughs that can enhance life, if not abused, but when I see what they have done to our culture I wonder if we would not have been better off had those items remained the tools of the universities, governments, and military, by keeping the price so high that only they could afford them. Just wait till the consequences of 5G become apparent.

Then you have science study and spend a lot of money in the process to answer questions only to later find out they were wrong, but far worse than that they will study and be right but change their advice based on social factors rather than real science such as they have with facemask recomendations. Science is either hard evidence and right, or it is wrong, you cannot flip flop about it's findings based upon public sentiment and there are other areas where science has been rigged and changed it's collective mind, MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING for example, they even changed the name in an "ad campaign" to CLIMATE CHANGE in order to get more of the scientific illiterats on board. When science decides they can exaggerate consequences in order to move the wider population and borderline demand quasi police powers to override such minor inconveniences as economics or personal rights in order to champion their pet theories because they just know they are right even when they are using KNOWN rigged and fake data in their hypotheses then they do not deserve the respect that real SCIENCE should be getting.

Jackn
Jackn

WHO CARES??

Esclaro
Esclaro

Every day I read a story about one of Trump’s zombies who ignored the risks and downplayed covid19. Then they are on their deathbeds. Darwinism at work but then they don’t believe in evolution either.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

As always, ‘Follow the money’.

Slightly off topic, another weekend where Chicago metro area and surrounding suburbs hospitals ERs were overwhelmed with cases on acute lead poisoning.

Anda
Anda

Maybe the headline would be more accurate as "12 States Hit New Record Highs in Symptomatic Covid Cases" ?

In Spain they released a background serology study

which puts asymptomatic cases around 30%. Those are people who won't be tested normallly. If you change that figure to lower, you will see a rise in people being pcr tested for symptoms, and higher rate of hospitalisation presumably.

It could also just be as stated obviously, more infections.

The point is, and the Spanish government still only recognises @ 3% asymptomatic, that there will be a continuing background of infection ready to increase once conditions allow that. It also means that this talk of local outbreaks is misguided , because they act in some countries as if the virus is controlled apart from that, like they are stepping in to save the day. Not quite, instead they are stepping in once infection levels become obvious. That they don't recognise and address the background reality of the circumstance is a fail - anywhere where conditions change that allow resurgence, that will happen, whether it is gatherings or weather or whatever.

njbr
njbr

I see the next trend in CV reaction from the deniers..."who cares", "it's irrelevant", "move on", "we'll have to live with it".

It is a truism, "well have to live with it", because we are, even today we are living with it. But as long as it remains at classically epidemic levels as in TX, FL CA, AZ (and soon others), and people and leaders ignore basic infection control measures we will be working with a dangerously crippled economy. There is a difference between an economy with 4K cases a day and 40K cases a day. Stumbling from outbreak to outbreak is a guarantee of great damage. I'm really not sure what "it's irrelevant" and "who cares" statements have in a real world.

But back to the new denier messaging of the week--this is after the week or so duration of "it's only young adults who'll never end up in the hospital" and the slightly longer duration "it's too much testing".

Trump doesn't realize that the old perennial "It'll just go away" is past it's sell-by date. Sad!

SyTuck
SyTuck

I can't believe there are still "just a flu" people out there.

The Wuhan Virus with 132K official deaths has already doubled the peak deaths of the flu in the US over the last 10 years (61K).

The US hit the "Not a flu" level 2 months ago.

Montana33
Montana33

We spent trillions and have not saved our economy which is heading into lockdown 2. What if we had spent a mere 100 billion in January and February to beat the virus? Trump is responsible for this economic disaster. Ironic because he destroyed his own hotels and he’s bankrupt now. Many Countries beat the virus and have opened and won’t fully shut down again but instead will manage localized flare ups. Their economies can move forward and ours will not. there are many documented health impacts other than death. Do you care if you get permanent lung damage?

BaronAsh
BaronAsh

A little perspective.
Plus remember that daily deaths nationally still trending down, back to March levels...

AKliberal
AKliberal

Covid and the flu are apples and oranges because a flu vaccine exists, while a Covid one doesn’t.

awc13
awc13

until this is over, every week will be a new record total. I am sure china is hitting record totals too, and italy, etc.

WildBull
WildBull

The total ain't gonna shrink!

njbr
njbr

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the teen’s last two weeks in the medical examiner’s report, which Jones said shows her mother, Carole Brunton Davis, had taken her on June 10 to a church-sponsored event to intentionally expose her immunocompromised daughter, who had survived cancer at 2, to the potentially deadly coronavirus.

More than 100 mask-free children attended the event, and Davis gave her daughter azithromycin, an anti-bacterial drug with no known benefits for fighting COVID-19, after she developed headaches, sinus pressure and a cough, Jones reported.

Davis — whose Facebook page is awash in QAnon conspiracy theories, anti-vaccine and coronavirus misinformation and dubious legal theories — next put the girl on her grandfather’s oxygen machine after she “looked gray” on June 19.

Then she gave the girl hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug touted as a cure by President Donald Trump, despite evidence of deadly side effects, and Carsyn’s condition worsened.

Davis finally took her daughter to a hospital, where she was admitted to a pediatric intensive-care unit — but declined intubation until it was too late.

The hospital started plasma therapy on June 20 and 21, Jones reported, but Carsyn’s cardio-respiratory system was too seriously damaged and she died June 22.

“We are incredibly saddened by her passing at this young age, but are comforted that she is pain free,” Davis told the News-Press after her daughter’s death.

She told the newspaper her daughter was a patriotic Christian who was involved with Operation Christmas Child and organized Christmas card writing for Ten Thousand for the Troops.

Realist
Realist

Twelve states hit new record case numbers after the pandemic has been in the US over 4 months. A failure of epic proportions! They haven't learned anything.

Look at how many countries and even some states have reduced cases by over 90% from peak.

New cases yesterday:

Italy 192

Germany 140

Canada 219

Japan 240

South Korea 61

New York 631

Florida 10059

Texas 5183

USA 44530

No leadership. No common sense.

njbr
njbr

Kids and school openings....

....At least 1,335 people have tested positive from child care facilities in Texas, the state's Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday, citing figures from Friday.

Of those infected, 894 were staff members and 441 were children. The cases came from 883 child care facilities that are open in the state, DHHS said.
The new cases mark a significant increase from June 15, when there were 210 reported cases from 177 facilities -- including 141 staff members and 69 children.
On May 15, Texas reported a total of 59 cases from 53 child care facilities. At that time, 36 staff members and 23 children were infected....

But hey, they're just kids and the teachers signed up for this, right...

Just live with it.

Jackn
Jackn

There are over 320000000 in this country and we are worried about 251 deaths!

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The total number of cases matter less as time goes by. Globally cases are understated by a factor of 12 according to an MIT study of location data. The death rate and hospital capacity are what matter. The whole idea is to have capacity for the truly sick.

Valiance7
Valiance7

I don't know Mish, i'm sad to think you have been infected with TDS. It is a fact death rates are dropping. Please don't let yourself be ruled by fear so much, it is really impacting the quality of this site.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

The covidiots continue to be in denial. Trend lines at the individual state level tell a different story. Not surprisingly NY, NJ, CT are all down significantly. Surprise, surprise - Texas, Arizona and Florida are on an upward trajectory. I wonder why. Could it be because of clueless state governors?

fla56
fla56

Mish are you serious?!

Where are the deaths to go with the ‘2nd wave’

These numbers are of course mostly increased testing

Also, it is utterly normal for ICU to run 90% capacity...

Axiom7
Axiom7

For all those "but but wait, deaths will follow cases"..here ends the conditional probability lesson

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Takes as long as a month’s lag for fatalities to reflect increased Covid cases. For the moment you can watch and worry.

Carl_R
Carl_R

New record for number of cases as the US smashes 60k. Death are rising as well, now, with 890 today following 993 yesterday. That's the highest death toll since early June.

Carl_R
Carl_R

Anecdotally, my Fiance has been working the front line this week, doing swab tests. She has been "tickling the brains" (shoving the swab far, far up the nose) of about 300 people in an 8 hour shift each day. That's about a person swabbed every minute and a half. If a few errors are made in that kind of volume, I guess it wouldn't be surprising, but I doubt many errors are being made. They are very, very careful with the paperwork.

It also tells you that even when there is a long line, the line should move moderately quickly. In some cases they swab an entire carload as a whole family may get tested together. In other cases there is a single person in a car. On average, if there are two people per car, that means a car is processed every 3 minutes, or about twenty cars an hour. If there are 50 cars ahead of you, you might have a couple hour wait, but you will get processed. Please be patient, and have some appreciation for the staff that is working hard to see that everyone gets tested as fast as possible.