What states in the US are spiking in COVID-19? – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS cases are surging in more than two-thirds of the US despite shutdowns and social distancing pleas.

Here is a breakdown, according to CNN:


Coronavirus cases spiking: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Coronavirus cases tracking steady: Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Virginia

Coronavirus cases going down: Connecticut and Rhode Island

Here is more on the spread of the pandemic, which has infected more than 2.6million people in the US.


What states are spiking in COVID-19?

Leaders in California and Florida say many more young people are being infected with COVID-19.

"There is a sense that a lot of young people, well you're young so you feel a little bit more invincible but, respectfully, often that can be a selfish mindset," California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week, according to CNN.

Businesses have reopened with modifications in California, but Newsom ordered bars closed in seven counties and recommended shutting them down in eight others.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the median age of those infected has dropped from the 60s to the 30s.

"You have a responsibility to be careful if you're in contact with somebody who is more vulnerable," he said, according to CNN.

"We've been stressing avoiding the three Cs which are: closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places with many people nearby and close-contact settings, such as close-range conversations."

The governor of Texas, which has also seen a massive surge in cases, also urged citizens to be more responsible.

"I ask all Texans to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly, and socially distancing from others," said Greg Abbott.

"The more that we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state will be and the more we can open up Texas for business."

What states are reopening?

All 50 states have started to reopen in one form or another, but some have dialed back their efforts due to the swelling of cases.

New York, which was devastated by the virus, has shrunk its cases and partially reopened to encouraging results so far.

Connecticut – one of the last states to reopen – and Rhode Island are also doing well.

Phase III reopening guidelines and restrictions are in effect as of June 30 for Rhode Island.

Disney cast members say they are terrified about the prospect of reopening in California.

Which states are still in lockdown?

Lockdowns throughout the country have been eased, but many state leaders are trying to walk a fine line.

The stay-at-home order for Texas ended April 30, but Governor Abbott recently ordered restrictions due to the increase in cases.

“The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses," he said last week.

"This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business.

"I ask all Texans to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly, and socially distancing from others.

"The more that we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state will be and the more we can open up Texas for business.”

 

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