Bringing America Back: COVID-19 spreading among young people, Alabama hot spots and more
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June 18, 2020, 9:00 AM
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Bringing America Back is an ABC News feature that highlights the day’s top stories in economic recovery and medical preparedness amid the coronavirus pandemic. These stories delve into the key steps America is taking — or needs to take. Stay on top of the latest developments regarding states’ social distancing measures, advancements in the treatment of COVID-19 and more.
New data shows young people need to take social distancing seriously
In Florida, people under 18 are testing positive at nearly double the rate of state residents overall, state health data has found. California and Texas are also seeing rising cases, primarily among young adults, a sign that they could be spreading the virus among themselves. As Texas coronavirus cases increase, one judge has ruled that residents over 10 years old must wear face coverings if they can’t stay 6 feet away from others in public.
3 Alabama counties see jump in weekly cases
The COVID-19 crisis does not appear to be improving in Alabama, one leading health expert told ABC News. A FEMA memo also said that Montgomery, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties are all reporting their largest increase in weekly cases, and ICUs in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa are almost full.
Hospitals in ‘dire need’ of blood as elective surgeries restart
“This is a very challenging time for us, and hospitals are worried,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president of the Red Cross Blood Services.
How food producers are preparing for the 2nd wave of COVID-19
After seeing how COVID-19 first impacted supply chains, the makers of oat bars, crackers and other snacks are stocking up on ingredients.
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