As Americans brace for the sixth month of the coronavirus pandemic, developments across states have shown significant increases in case numbers in some regions, while others have seen enough progress to allow businesses to resume to near normal operations.
According to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, more states are reporting data that shows an upward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period. That means the majority of states have experienced varying extents of growth in new cases over the past two weeks.
As of Sunday, only eight states have shown decreasing case numbers over the last two-week period: Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas and Wyoming.
Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas have been identified as hotspots at different times during the pandemic.
Although numbers are decreasing in those states, California and Texas both reported more than 5,000 new cases of coronavirus on Friday alone.
Vermont reported the lowest single-day increase Friday with only nine new cases documented.
Nearly 6 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the U.S. in total. Brazil has reported the second highest number of cases: 3.8 million. India has the third most cases with 3.5 million cases.
Worldwide, 25 million cases have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins. More than 844,000 people have died.
Cox Media Group