However, these numbers may only provide insight into the spread of infections across the country, as a survey by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the total number of infections could be up to 24 times higher than indicated.
What happens next is unclear. Local and state leaders have vowed to do everything possible to stay away from a second ban. But many have stopped taking the option off the table.
The rise will worsen for weeks.
Governors in the US have partly attributed their fluctuations to more extensive tests ̵
The increase in cases in the south is the result of reopening too quickly, Peace said on Sunday in Fox News and “will continue to deteriorate for weeks.”
And deaths will come too, he noted in a grim prediction that coronavirus deaths will lag the infections by about a month.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the cases are currently as follows:
- 31 states saw an increase in new cases compared to the previous week: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
- 15 states are stable: Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington
- Four states are declining: Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
States stop plans from reopening
At least 12 countries have now halted or reversed plans to reopen, hoping the move will slow down the spread of the virus. Over the past week, officials and heads of state have repeatedly asked Americans to stay away from crowded spaces, to keep their distance, and to try to stay at home as much as possible.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced that the districts preparing for the fourth phase of the reopening, essentially without restrictions, will not do so yet.
In Texas and Florida – both of which have raised the alarm among experts with a rapid increase in cases – bars have been closed for the second time after officials claim they are a driving force behind coronavirus cases.
He recommended closing them in eight other counties, including Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Ventura.
Expert: Masks can partially protect you from infection
While the congregations are now dealing with the further procedure, another question arises: what about masks?
The mask requirements issued by some parts of the country have been heavily criticized by local residents who claim that the mandates violate their rights. Some business owners and law enforcement agencies have refused to enforce mask regulations. And many governors, though strongly encouraged by social media posts, have not made masks a public requirement.
But the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx urged Americans to wear masks on Sunday.
The government has already mentioned the possibility, but has not highlighted it. The CDC says, “Fabric face coverings are designed to protect other people if the wearer is unwittingly infected but has no symptoms.”
Birx also encouraged young people to wear masks when they were on their way, adding: “When interacting with their parents and grandparents, they should also wear a mask because we now know how many of them are asymptomatic . “
CNN’s Artemis Moshtaghian and Wes Bruer contributed to this report.