New York City Reopens After Covid-19 Lockdown
As the nation’s largest city began reopening Monday after more than two months of lockdown, New Yorkers expressed trepidation, relief and optimism about this first step toward getting back to business.
With the city hard hit by coronavirus, many residents have spent weeks abiding by state guidance to stay home as much as possible. But on Monday, construction, agriculture, manufacturing and wholesale trade sites were allowed to resume. Retail stores could also offer curbside and in-store pickup.
“All New Yorkers should be proud that you got us to this day,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn. He credited residents following strict social-distancing measures since mid-March, and predicted 200,000 to 400,000 people will return to work during this first phase.
Texas reports a record number of hospitalized coronavirus patients after state reopened early
- There are currently 1,935 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the state, topping the previous hospitalization record of 1,888 patients on May 5, according to new data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Texas was among the first states to relax its statewide stay-at-home order, allowing it to expire April 30 and some businesses to resume operations May 1.
- The coronavirus has infected more than 75,400 people in Texas, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Texas reported a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Monday — weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott took the lead among governors in easing social distancing measures to help bring jobs back.
There are currently 1,935 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the state, topping the previous hospitalization record of 1,888 patients on May 5, according to new data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Texas was among the first states to relax its statewide stay-at-home order, allowing it to expire April 30 and some businesses to resume operations May 1.
The coronavirus has infected more than 75,400 people in Texas, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The positivity rate for Covid-19 tests in Texas reached a low of 4.27% toward the end of May but has since jumped to 7.55%, according to the state’s health department.
While hospitalizations are increasing, there are more than 1,600 open intensive-care beds and more than 5,800 ventilators available for critically ill patients.
Some infectious disease experts say hospitalization numbers could be a better way to track a state’s reopening performance since it’s more difficult to skew than testing data, which fluctuates depending on how many tests are being run.
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