Monday, July 13, 2020

More than 3.3 million cases of new coronavirus infection in the United States

States across the U.S. reported rising numbers of coronavirus cases, while India recorded another record single-day increase.
Total U.S. coronavirus cases topped 3.3 million Monday and the nation’s death toll exceeded 135,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. World-wide, more than 12.9 million confirmed cases have been recorded, according to Johns Hopkins.
Florida reported 15,299 new cases on Saturday–an uptick of nearly 5,000 over Friday’s numbers. The state, which has seen a surge in cases in recent weeks, hadn’t topped 12,000 new cases in any prior day since the start of the pandemic. California, Texas, and Arizona reported near-record daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday.
Other states across the country were beginning to see significant rises in new infections as well. Case counts in 13 others–Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia–were up more than 20% in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins. Thirty-two states had increases of at least 10% in the past week.
Measures to contain the spread have varied. In Wisconsin, after the state Supreme Court in May limited the Democratic governor’s ability to declare statewide mandates or restrictions during the pandemic, local governments across the state implemented orders of their own, varying in size and scope.
Starting Monday, residents in Wisconsin’s Dane County will be required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, with certain exceptions. Public officials in neighboring Iowa County have strongly encouraged face coverings, but haven’t required them.