Coronavirus cases are declining in just 2 states as the virus increases in the U.S.

  • Only two U.S. states, Connecticut and Rhode Island, report declining coronavirus cases, according to CNN.
  • 36 states are seeing increasing cases, while the numbers remain stable in the remaining states.
  • The United States has been breaking records for new daily cases, with a record high of 40,000 new cases on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Almost half of the US states began reopening in late April and early May without meeting White House requirements.
  • The United States now has 2,510,337 confirmed cases, with global cases exceeding 10 million.
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As coronavirus increases in the U.S., only two states, Connecticut and Rhode Island, report declining cases, according to CNN.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, in 36 states, cases are on the rise, and the country hit a record high of 40,000 new cases in a single day.

Globally, confirmed cases have exceeded 10 million, with 2,510,337 of those in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.

The growth of new cases in the United States could have multiple causes, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, the nation’s top physician, said in an interview with Business Insider on Saturday.

“In some places it may be because they actually reopened too soon,” Adams told Business Insider. “In other cases, it may be that they reopened on time and that government institutions and public health institutions did everything right, but that citizens did not have the will or the desire or the follow-up to make the social distancing that we have recommended, and use covers as we have recommended. “

Nearly half of US states began reopening in late April and early May without meeting White House requirements, dictating that states should wait to see downward trends in cases o positive evidence before reopening, as recently reported by Aria Bendix of Business Insider.

Now, the 36 states that see an increase in new cases include California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, and Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said last week he would stop the state’s reopening, and the next day it closed bars and limited restaurant capacity.

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Agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission verify that bars maintain social distancing in Austin, Texas on May 22, 2020.

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Connecticut and Rhode Island, however, have so far resisted the trend of inflammation infection rates.

In Connecticut, the first phase of reopening its closure began on May 20, after several days of declining cases and hospitalizations. The state entered its second phase of reopening on June 17, a few days ahead of schedule, as hospitalizations and infection rates remained low.

Rhode Island’s first phase of reopening began on May 9, after Gov. Gina Raimondo said cases and hospitalizations had been stable for two weeks, with a 25% drop in new cases in that period. weather. Since then, the average number of new cases has continued to decline, and hospitalizations fell below 100 on Friday.

Governor Raimondo had said in April that, before reopening, Rhode Island would need to meet requirements that included 14 days with decreased new cases, the ability to quickly identify community spread, adequate capacity in the health system, and plans long-term. social distancing measures.

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