US coronavirus cases top 1.5 million, infections rise in some southern states

US coronavirus cases top 1.5 million, infections rise in some southern states


Washington: According to Reuters statistics on states and counties, the total number of deaths due to new coronaviruses in the United States is close to 90,000, and the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States on Monday exceeded 1.5 million.

Another Reuters analysis found that in the week ending May 17, new cases of respiratory disease reported by most states in the United States had declined, and the infection rate in only 13 states had increased compared to the previous week.

Tennessee has the biggest weekly increase, reaching 33%. According to Reuters analysis of the COVID tracking project data, new cases in Louisiana have increased by 25%, and cases reported in Texas have increased by 22% from the first week of May.

After five weeks of decline in Michigan, new cases rose by 18%. At the beginning of the outbreak, Michigan was hit hard and more than 4,800 people have died.

Nationwide, thanks to the continuing decline in New York and New Jersey, new cases of COVID-19 fell by 8% last week. However, almost all 50 states in the United States allow some businesses to reopen, and residents can move more freely, which has caused some health officials to worry about the second wave of outbreaks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that states wait for the number of new COVID-19 cases to drop by 14 days each day before relaxing social alienation restrictions.

According to Reuters analysis, as of May 17, 13 states have reached this standard, lower than the 14 states in the previous week.

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