U.S. Coronavirus Cases Have Gone Up 80% In The Past Two Weeks

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Have Gone Up 80% In The Past Two Weeks

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Most of the increases are coming from the South and West

New coronavirus cases have gone up 80 percent in the past two weeks, according to The New York Times, a frightening trend for many reasons — especially in states that are in a reopening phase.

The increase in cases has mostly immediately impacted the South and West, where states like Texas, Arizona, and Florida are halting reopening of bars, beaches, and restaurants to hopefully slow the spread of the virus. More than 4,600 new cases of the virus were found on Tuesday in Arizona, the highest single-day total for the state. California’s case count is now over 220,000. The death rate is not spiking yet because death has been happening about a month after testing but experts are estimating another 15,000 deaths in the next month as a result.