The Washington DC authoritieswill compel to the population of the city use masks away from home – an unprecedented move in the country’s capital.
The mayor Muriel Bowser He said Wednesday that he will issue an executive order in this regard, and that the decree will include penalties and fines for those who violate the order.
After saying they had managed to flatten the infection curve last month, health authorities say the number of cases has been increasing slowly, reaching triple digits on Wednesday for the first time in several weeks.
Health Department Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said her office is particularly concerned with data that reveals that most new cases do not come from people who are already quarantined or who appear on the contact tracking list. from a patient. That, she pointed out, indicates a high level of community contagion.
COVID-19 FIGURES IN THE UNITED STATES
This Wednesday, the United States reached the figure of 3 million 955 thousand 860 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 142 thousand 942 deaths, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University.
This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Thursday) is 63 thousand 967 more infections than on Tuesday and thousand 097 new deaths.
Although California outnumbered New York on Wednesday in number of infections, it continues to be the hardest hit in terms of deaths in the United States with 32,526. In New York City alone, 23,428 people have died.
New York is followed in number of deaths by neighboring New Jersey with 15,707, Massachusetts with 8,446 and California with 7,924.
Other states with a large number of deaths are Illinois with 7 thousand 540, Pennsylvania with 7 thousand 077, Michigan with 6 thousand 388 or Florida, with 5 thousand 345.
Regarding infections, California adds 415 thousand 004, followed by New York with 408 thousand 886, Florida is third, with 379 thousand 619, and Texas fourth, with 359 thousand 722.