Only 2 States Are Reporting a Decline in Coronavirus Cases

Jacquie Cadorette
June 30, 2020 - 12:41 pm
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    While states are continuing to reopen at varying degrees, only 2 out of all 50 are actually reporting a decline in coronavirus cases compared to last week: Connecticut and Rhode Island.

    A rise in cases was reported in 36 different states while other states are tracking steady. One of the biggest rises was seen in Florida, which experts warn could be the next epicenter for the virus. Florida reported 9,585 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, CNN reports.

    On Sunday, Florida's Department of Health reported another 8,530 cases of the virus. These numbers rival those of New York when they were at their peak in early April.

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attributes the high number of cases to more widely available testing across the state.

    However, former CDC Director Tom Frieden disagrees. "As a doctor, scientist, an epidemiologist, I can tell you with 100% certainty that in most states where you're seeing an increase, it is a real increase. It is not more tests; it is more spread of the virus," Frieden told Fox News on Sunday.

    He warned that the increases would "continue to get worse for weeks" amid hasty reopenings and a lack of social distancing and mask wearing.

    Meanwhile, the United States broke another coronavirus-related record, clocking in with the most new cases in a single day on Friday with at least 40,137 new infections.

    Meanwhile, a CDC survey shows that the total number of coronavirus infections across the country could actually be much higher than reported.

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