Twenty U.S. states are experiencing rising rates of new coronavirus infections, according to analysis from The New York Times. They are California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Tennessee, Washington, South Carolina, Missouri, Utah, Kentucky, Arkansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Vermont, Hawaii, Alaska, and Montana. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, is also experiencing rising numbers of infected people.
NPR reported that Texas, which was among the first states to start the reopening process, set new records for COVID-19 hospitalizations on three consecutive days this week, with over 2,000 patients hospitalized Wednesday. In Florida, more people tested positive for the coronavirus on Shabbos than on any day in the past two months. The figures come as the U.S. reached 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. Read more at The New York Times.