The CDC director warned that it is a “conviction that will happen” as cases escalate
“There’s a lot of outreach going on among young people,” he said. “That’s a moving group, a way to calm down, to infect.”
The state has begun lifting COVID-19 restrictions, and the spring break has overwhelmed people in some areas, such as South Florida. Governors and health officials have expressed concern about the latest coronavirus data in their states.
Michigan, for example, is already in the midst of an increase in COVID-19, with most cases ranging from 10 to 19 years old, Joneigh Khaldun, MD, the state’s chief medical officer, told CNN on Sunday. Community expansion is happening as people gather and businesses reopen.
New York and New Jersey currently have the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the region, according to ra New York Post. New Jersey has an average of 647 cases per 100,000 population, and New York has an average of 548 cases per 100,000 population. The increases appear to be linked to quiet reductions and coronavirus variants, the newspaper reported.
In Illinois, state officials said Friday that rapid response teams were being deployed in several counties to deal with increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
“We don’t want to go down the same path as we first saw and experience a revival pandemic, ”Said Ngozi Ezike, MD, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health in a statement on Friday. “We can’t move forward if our metrics go backwards.”
Vermont officials reported the highest single-day case since the pandemic began on Friday, with more than 250 new infections.
New Hampshire reported an increase in the average number of new cases per day and a positive test rate, especially among adolescents and individuals in their 20s. The cases are likely to continue and lead to a “spring surge,” Governor Chris Sununu said in a statement on Thursday.
In Pennsylvania, cases and positivity rates increased last week, and 25 counties had high transmission, said Governor Tom Wolf in a statement in the first week.
Iowa reported a 34% increase in daily cases last week, the biggest change since early January, when cases rose 36% after holiday trips KCRG-ra, ABC subsidiary of Cedar Rapids.