9 states and cities are pausing or reversing the reopening of coronavirus

  • Texas is delaying its reopening as coronavirus cases in the state rise sharply, and Florida has suspended alcohol consumption in bars.
  • Many states have seen sudden increases in COVID-19 cases after the reopening, prompting state and municipal officials to impose restrictions or delay next steps.
  • Here are the 9 states and cities that have so far delayed or regressed their reopens.
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As the US reopens, the coronavirus takes advantage of new opportunities to spread.

As of Thursday, at least 29 states are seeing increases in daily coronavirus cases. The slopes are particularly steep in several southern states, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Many report more cases than they have seen daily.

“This is a continuation of the first wave,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, principal investigator at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Safety, told Business Insider. “Some places that could have been saved relatively early in winter and spring now face higher cases than before.”

As a result, many states and cities are delaying their reopening efforts, returning to previous phases, or postponing next steps.

These are the places that are slowing down or backing down in their reopening plans.