Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci Warns U.S. Could Hit 100,000 Daily Cases if Surge Continues
When June began, new case reports were dropping in Kansas. Detroit, hit hard early on, was continuing to show improvement. Wisconsin was finally looking better.
The Midwest, which had been a national bright spot, is now seeing the beginnings of a coronavirus resurgence. Six states in the region had increasing case numbers as of Monday. And even in places where case numbers have remained mostly flat, like Illinois and Minnesota, new hotspots have emerged.
The shift comes as the number of new virus cases in the United States has gone up 80 percent in the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database, a troubling trend for states that have been moving forward with plans to reopen. The increase has mostly been concentrated in the South and West, where some cities are facing dire situations, including a shrinking number of hospital beds.
Case counts have climbed sharply in many of the states that were the first to reopen, including Florida and Texas, which recently forced bars to close again. More than 4,600 new cases of the virus were announced on Tuesday in Arizona, by far that state’s most in a single day, as Alaska, Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina also reported single-day highs. California’s case count has exploded, surpassing 220,000 known infections. And even states that had reported improvements are starting to see the number of new cases rise, causing governors to rethink their plans to get residents back to work.
But the trend lines in parts of the ...
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