We are getting closer to remembering what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, on Sunday, March 21, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it screened 1.5 million passengers.
The number is notable because it marks the first time that the TSA has screened over 1.5 million passengers for the first time since the coronavirus began in March 2020.
The increase in passengers can also be attributed to spring break travelers.
“What we have seen is an increase in travel volume this month in spite of the fact that the CDC does recommends avoiding non-essential travel,” a TSA rep told FOX News.
We will have to see if the high number of passengers continues to stay steady or if this was just a blip on the radar.
The coronavirus originated from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 29.9 million confirmed cases and 543,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.