So since Monday, New York where 2,600 people are hospitalized against 19,000 in mid-April, has just implemented the lifting of certain restrictions imposed since March. “This is the day when New York starts to reopen and I am so happy to see this day finally come,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, even if the reopening remains very gradual. Within 15 days, the authorities hope to move on to a second stage which will make it possible to eat on the terrace or return to the hairdresser but not yet in the restaurant or performance halls.
States affected by having deconfigured too quickly
Conversely, the epidemic now seems to affect less urbanized regions, the Midwest, the South and part of the West. There, these states ordered containment later and lifted it earlier. The crisis has also become a political issue. Republican states have tended in line with the doctrine of Donald Trump to minimize the pandemic.
Now, in Texas and North Carolina, there are more Covid-19 patients hospitalized than a month ago.