They are between 26 states, a number also on the rise, are seeing new cases increase compared to the previous week.
In too many places, the pandemic is “rapidly getting out of control,” one expert said.
“We were able to control and contain the virus because of these shelter-in-place orders. The Americans sacrificed so much to make that happen, people lost their jobs, the kids left school and that was to buy us time,” said Dr. Leana Wen, who previously served as the Baltimore City Commissioner of Health.
But instead, many places were left unprepared and reopened too soon and too quickly, leading to the latest waves. It is in stark contrast to other parts of the world, including countries in Europe, which reduced their number of cases with the help of longer blockades and have now started slowly reopen.
More than 2,347,000 have been infected in the United States with the virus since the start of the pandemic, and at least 121,225 They have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country represents a quarter of the world’s total infections and total global deaths.
‘The safest place for you is your home’
At least 26 states are seeing an increase in cases compared to the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Those states include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington , West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
He added that the state continues to reinforce the ideas of wearing masks and social distancing in areas such as bars, which often experience overcrowding.
That comes days after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission temporarily suspended alcohol permits from at least 12 bars in the state that violate coronavirus-related protocols.
The EU considers whether US travelers will be able to enter
Meanwhile, member states of the European Union are discussing the ban on visitors from various countries, including the United States, EU officials told CNN.
The EU is working with member countries to decide which travelers would be considered safe to visit the block from July 1. That approach will focus on “virus circulation,” said an EU diplomat.
Authorities will also analyze a checklist asking if travelers come from a country that “can be considered to be in a comparable or better epidemiological situation than the average in the EU + area.”
In a statement, the State Department said it advised Americans to continue to review the websites of relevant embassies for information that includes entry restrictions and quarantine policies.
“We are committed to coordinating with our European partners and allies while we hope to reopen our economies and ease restrictions,” the statement said.
States that remain stable
Meanwhile, cases in 10 states are kept at a constant rate. Those states include Oregon, New Mexico, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Cases are declining in 14 states: Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Alabama, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland.
Experts have expressed concern that even states that may be seeing temporary drops in the cases could begin to see dangerous increases again as they begin to reopen and more residents venture.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Tuesday that the beaches will be open for swimming beginning July 1.
“Let’s keep playing it safe: social distance and facial covers, even on the beach!”
In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy urged younger populations to continue to follow the guidelines as officials across the country report that more young groups are getting sick.
“We have seen an INCREASE in the percentage of # COVID19 cases between the ages of 18-29,” he said on Twitter. “Do the right thing. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Don’t be silly.”
CNN’s Kylie Atwood and Jen Christensen contributed to this report.