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Saturday, 24 July 2021

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In Some Parts Of Country

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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In Some Parts Of Country
COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In Some Parts Of Country
Stephanie Stahl reports.

CONGRATULATIONSCONGRESSIONAL FUNDS.SKYLER HENRY, CBS NEWS THEWHITE HOUSE.THE SURGE COVID-19CONTINUES IN SOME PARTS OF THECOUNTRY.MOST ARE IN THE SOUTH AND WESTWHERE OFFICIALS SAY MORE YOUNGPEOPLE ARE IGNORING SAFETYPRECAUTIONS AND TESTINGPOSITIVE.HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIESTAHL IS HERE WITH THATUPDATE.Reporter: UKEE WHILE THESITUATION IN OUR CONTINUES TOIMPROVE THE GLOBAL NUMBER OFCORONAVIRUS CASES JUMPED BYOVER 183,000 IN JUST A 24-HOURPERIOD OVER THE WEEKEND.IT WAS THE BIGGEST ONE-DAYINCREASE SINCE THE PANDEMICBEGAN.HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,IT'S YOUNG PEOPLE BEING BLAMEDFOR THE SPIKE.AS THE REOPENING CONTINUES TOROLL OUT, MORE AMERICANS AREGETTING INFECTED WITHCOVID-19.WE'RE SEEING A RESURGENCEIN THE SOUTH AND THESOUTHEAST.THEY NEVER REALLY GOT RID OFTHEIR EPIDEMIC.Reporter: COVID-19 CASESHAVE BEEN RISING IN 21 STATESSINCE EARLY JUNE.AT LEAST 10 RECORDED THEIRHIGHEST SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE LASTWEEK.THE CHALLENGE WITHEXPONENTIAL GROWTH ISEVERYTHING LOOKS OKAY UNTILSUDDENLY IT DOESN'T.Reporter: FLORIDAREPORTED 7,000 NEW CASES ONSATURDAY A RECORD FOR THATSTATE.GOVERNOR DESANTIS IS ADMITTINGTHE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES INJUST DUE TO TESTING.YOU'RE HAVING MORETRANSMISSION AMONGST THE 20AND 30-YEAR-OLDS.I THINK THAT'S A FUNCTION OFWE'RE NOW THREE MONTHS INTOTHIS.I THINK THAT THERE'S A LOT OFFATIGUE IN TERMS OF SOME OFTHE SOCIAL DISTANCING.Reporter: AT BARS ANDBEACHES IN FLORIDA, YOU CANSEE CROWDS OF YOUNG PEOPLECONGREGATING WITHOUT MASKS.THESE PEOPLE TEND TO BELESS SYMPTOMATIC.THEY GET LESS ILL.AND THEY TEND THEREFORE TO BESPREADERS.THEY CAN SPREAD IT AMONG THEIRFELLOW WORKERS, THEIR FAMILYMEMBERS.Reporter: THAT'S A BIGCONCERN WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WHOHAVE COVID-19 BUT NO SYMPTOMS.THEY UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD IT TOPEOPLE WHO ARE MORE VULNERABLELIKE THE ELDERLY AND THOSEWITH MEDICAL ISSUES.YOU KNOW, FOR YOUNG PEOPLE,YEAH, THEY MAY NOT DIE.THERE'S A VERY LOW MORTALITYRATE BUT WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE GETINFECTED THEY GO HOME ANDINFECT THEIR PARENTS.Reporter: NOW, THE CDC ISEXPECTED TO RELEASE NEWGUIDANCE ON MASKS.FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVEBEEN STUDYING WHETHER FACECOVERINGS NOT ONLY KEEP PEOPLEFROM SPREADING THE VIRUS BUT

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