Thursday, July 2, 2020

Where are States on Reopening? Virus by ZIP Codes, and Other C-Virus Updates

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week expressed concern about “significant increases” in coronavirus cases across the nation, which he attributed to increased testing, community transmission and individual outbreaks.
Robert Redfield, CDC director, said hospitalizations are rising in 12 states and 130 counties across the country are considered "hot spots."
The news comes as state officials grapple with reopening plans as COVID-19 persists. Some are taking preemptive measures to postpone further phases of their reopening, while others have rolled back their phases to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Among the measures implemented to keep rising COVID-19 cases at bay are shutting down high-capacity spaces such as bars and gyms, halting elective surgeries and mandating mask wearing.
Here is a look at which states have postponed their reopening. This list will be updated.
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order mandating bars, gyms, theaters and water parks to shut down Monday evening.
The order follows mounting pressure to respond to the ballooning COVID-19 numbers that followed his accelerated reopening plan, which he announced in May
"Arizonans have been, by and large, terrific, fantastic and responsible," the governor said. "But, we have found some situations in categories where we need to take more aggressive actions, and that's what we're going to do today."
LINK: We looked at coronavirus in 8,500 ZIP 
codes across America. Here's what we found
Arizona has confirmed more than 74,000 cases; 3,000-plus new cases have been reported on five of the past seven days.
– Maria Polletta, Arizona Republic
Nearly two weeks after moving into phase two, which allowed for two-thirds capacity in restaurants and other businesses, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's not ready to ease business restrictions further as the state experiences a spike in coronavirus cases.
As of Monday, the state has recorded over 20,000 confirmed cases, more than a quarter of which are currently active.
Other states and the rest of the story can be found HERE and related stories and resources on Links below:

We looked at coronavirus in 8,500 ZIP codes across America. Here's what we found

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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