The age of children varies by state, with some identifying children as just people under the age of 14, and one state – Alabama – pushes the limit to 24.
More than 1,000 deaths daily reported in 5 days
Some parents and educators have vehemently opposed returning to direct instruction at a time when the virus was not yet under national control.
The United States topped five million infections reported over the weekend and at least 162,938 people have died since the start of the pandemic – more in any other country in the world.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the country reported more than 1,000 deaths daily for at least five consecutive days until Saturday. As of July 21, there have been only four fewer US days recorded More than 1,000 viral deaths.
In Florida, which saw a staggering increase in summer cases, Sunday marked the thirteenth day in a row the state reported more than 6,000 new positive tests in a day, according to an inventory. by CNN.
State and local officials have tied the resurgence in cases with large group gatherings and more infectious diseases among young people..
Dr. Anthony Fauci last week pleaded with young people to heed the guidelines, saying in a webinar with the Alliance for Health Policy, “don’t be the weak link in the chain.”
“That is the message we have to send to young people,” he said. “Obviously they’re not doing anything on purpose and maliciously, but what they’re doing is unintentional – they’re propagating outbreaks.”
60 violations in bars and restaurants
Despite the constant warnings, it still functions normally in some parts of the country.
According to Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute of Health Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Washington, many Americans are still on the move as much as before the pandemic.
“If you look at the mobile data collected from mobile phones in many parts of the country, we almost go back to the level of mobility before Covid, so we are not as cautious as everyone else in the country. other countries”. Murray earlier told CNN.
Elsewhere, the failure to comply with safety precautions has had consequences.
At least 60 bars and restaurants in New York have been issued with coronavirus-related violations on Friday and Saturday, according to a report from the governor’s office.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “We need the NYPD to push and help in New York City and we need local governments across the board to do their jobs.
CNN’s Naomi Thomas, Sheena Jones, Chandler Thornton, Melissa Alonso and Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.