Complete Story


CDC Predicts U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Could Reach 145,000 by July 11

Case numbers are hitting record highs in some U.S. states

Coronavirus case numbers are hitting record highs globally and in some U.S. states, prompting face-offs between officials who seek to require face coverings and those, particularly conservatives, who oppose such measures. On Thursday, California required that residents wear face masks outside the home, but the sheriff of Orange County says he won’t enforce the statewide mandate. And Nebraska’s Republican governor has threatened to withhold funding from any communities that require masks to be worn in official buildings.

Several studies this month support wearing masks to curb coronavirus transmission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend their use as a protective measure.

Case numbers hit record highs Friday in Florida and Arizona as they continue to surge in the South and West. Tulsa County in Oklahoma — where President Trump plans to hold a campaign rally Saturday — also hit a record high Friday.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

Printer-Friendly Version