Second COVID-19 Wave is Hitting the United States

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The United States of America is confronting with one of the darkest eras in its history. The country has over 115,000 deaths and more than 2 million infections due to the COVID-19 disease. When experts believed that things are starting to improve overall, it seems like a second wave of the new coronavirus is hitting the country.

Certain states are dealing with an increase in the number of infections with the terrible virus.

California’s infections are at their highest since May 13

Eric Toner, who is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, confirms the obvious:

“There is a new wave coming in parts of the country,”

 “It’s small and it’s distant so far, but it’s coming.”

The worrying stats don’t end, as Arizona’s daily tally of new cases has significantly spiked in the last two weeks, achieving an all-time high of 1,187 people infected on June 2.

In Florida, things are not looking too good, either. A month after the reopening of the state, this week there had been reported 8,553 new cases. This means the most of any seven-day period.

The massive protests across the US can lead to more cases of infections

Due to the sad events regarding the death of George Floyd, massive protests had emerged on the streets of the US. These riots could lead to an explosion of new people infected with COVID-19, but let’s try to be optimistic as health experts say that it’s still too soon to tell for sure.

The global situation is not looking too good, either. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has been experiencing a significant downfall in Europe (Germany, France, Italy,  Spain, UK, etc.), the current epicenter is for now in Latin America. Brazil is facing an accelerated growth in the number of daily infected cases. Until now, the country reported over 800,000 infected people with the disease, and more than 40,000 deaths caused by it.