3. Our famous map: Cases rise in 33 states
The pandemic keeps getting worse, all across the country.
- Thirty-three states saw their caseloads increase this week, continuing a scary nationwide trend that’s been getting worse since mid-June, Axios' Sam Baker and Andrew Witherspoon report.
Why it matters: The U.S. is right back in the situation we were afraid of earlier this year, with a rapidly spreading outbreak, strained hospitals, and projections of more than 200,000 deaths by the end of the year.
What we’re watching: New coronavirus cases surged over the past week in places that were already heading quickly in the wrong direction.
- That includes Arizona (a 23% jump over the past week), California (38%), Florida (25%) and Texas (28%). All of those states have experienced dramatic increases for several weeks in a row, and those cases are now threatening to overwhelm some local hospitals.
- Deaths are beginning to tick up in these hotspots.
If you read only one sentence: These worsening conditions across the board make clear that these numbers aren't a product of increased testing, but rather a worsening outbreak.
- Nationwide, testing increased by 7% over the past week. Cases rose by 24%.
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