For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began over a year ago, we are beginning to see some type of normalcy.
According to the latest numbers, TSA is reporting the highest number of travelers since the pandemic began.
TSA checked nearly two million passengers on Sunday which is a 350 percent increase from 2020. From the New York Post:
Airports screened 1,984,658 people at checkpoints on Sunday, the highest since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Transportation Security Administration, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein tweeted on June 6.
That’s a 350 percent increase from last year when 441,255 passengers were screened through airports on June 6.
Because of the increase in travelers, passengers are being urged to show up to the airports early.
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 33 million confirmed cases and 598,000 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.