The number of younger people testing COVID-19 positive "increased significantly" in June, and some cases are believed to have originated from visits to bars, pubs or nightclubs which may have disregarded restrictions set forth in Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan.
Texas and Florida closed bars and reimposed other curbs on Friday as the number of infections in the U.S. hit a single-day record with increases in 16 states, mostly in the south and west.
The recent spike in new cases has prompted the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to once again suspending the consumption of alcohol on the premises at bars on Friday morning.
In a further sign of the impact on the US economy, Tyson Foods has announced that 371 employees at its chicken processing plant in the far southwestern corner of Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. Mark Martinez, owner of a Lubbock beer garden, learned when friends texted him the news at around 8 a.m.
"I spent thousands of dollars in inventory getting ready for this weekend", said Mr Martinez, 44.
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"I request all Texans to do their part to sluggish the spread of Covid-19 by sporting a mask, washing their arms frequently, and socially distancing from some others".
Florida, another state that reopened its economy relatively quickly, told bar owners in the state to immediately stop serving alcohol on their premises.Earlier this week NY joined New Jersey and CT in imposing a 14-day mandatory quarantines on travelers from states with high infection rates.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday that Imperial County, east of Los Angeles, has become so overwhelmed by the virus that the state was recommending it issue a strict new stay-at-home order.
Texas had been at the forefront of states peeling away restrictions created to control the pandemic, allowing bars to reopen in May.
"Phase 4 would mean a return to normal activity and we can not do that now", the statement said.
California is even worse, reporting more than 7,000 new cases.
Delhi overtakes Mumbai in total number of coronavirus cases
India, on Wednesday, witnessed nearly 16,000 new cases of coronavirus as per the latest data by the Union Health Ministry . The city of Mumbai and Delhi account for more than 40 per cent of the total number of deaths reported in the country.
The US leads the world in COVID-19 cases by far, accounting for 2.5 million of the global total of almost 9.9 million since the virus emerged late a year ago in China.
"This is a very risky time", Governor Mike DeWine of OH said Friday, as cases were trending steadily upward in his state after appearing to be under control for more than a month.
Despite the news, US President Donald Trump said the United States was coming back from the coronavirus crisis, which has halted large parts of the economy and left millions jobless.
But "we still have work to do", he added, and called on younger Americans in particular to continue to follow the guidelines to reduce the spread. "In many cases they have no symptoms".
As cases rise, the US Army commander at Fort Riley in the state's northeast ordered his soldiers to stay out of a popular nearby restaurant and bar district after 10 pm. "We emphasized avoiding the three Cs that are: enclosed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby, and close contact settings, like close-up conversations".
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