Florida COVID-19 cases are declining. The state is one of 14 that have seen at least a 10% decrease from last week’s cases. The other states where numbers are declining are California, Colorado, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. On the other hand, 26 states have experienced at least a 10% increase in cases.
In those harder-hit states, the governments, police officers, and even national guard members have had to step up because of a shortage of school personnel and healthcare professionals.
“We should not assume that the pandemic is over,” Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said in an interview.
Jha also mentioned that the numbers have peaked nationally and will likely start coming down.
However, the World Health Organization director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warns that new variants are likely to emerge.