Coronavirus cases spike in some states, decline in others

Twenty two states are seeing a jump in new cases.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2020, 10:48 AM

Updated 1,448 days ago

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The coronavirus has infected more than 1.9 million Americans over the past few months, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As some states are seeing a steady decline in coronavirus cases, others are seeing a spike.
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New York City is starting to move forward into phase one of the reopening process after months of covid-19 restrictions. “We are not out of the woods, but we are on the other side, certainly," says Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Still, the governor is urging people stay aware and alert. "Stay away from people who are in a vulnerable population, until you take a test and you know that you are not infected."
Twenty two states are seeing a jump in new cases. Among them is Florida, which saw an increase of about 46% over the past week, just as most of the state entered its second reopening phase.
The lifting of social distancing restrictions and the nationwide police brutality protests are likely factors in the increase of infections. "COVID-19 is going to be here for a little bit, hopefully, we get a vaccine and then you know our scientists deal with it. But the people need to deal with this," says Joshua Musalia,  Kentucky protester.
One thing that is likely not a factor: people who are not showing symptoms. The World Health Organization now says it's rare for someone who's asymptomatic to infect others and that discovery might make a difference. "It gives contact tracers a better sense of who to focus on, to make sure the right people are being isolated and the right contacts are being quarantined," says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.


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