Nearly a dozen states have seen a jump in coronavirus cases, suggesting that the virus continues to spread across the country as the nationwide case count nears 1.7 million.
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A jump in coronavirus cases is being seen in nearly a dozen U.S. states, at least half of which reopened early, as the country's coronavirus case count neared 1.7 million on Wednesday.
Though the overall national trend has been staying steady or dropping, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee are some of the states seeing upticks, The New York Times reported. All five states were among the first to loosen social distancing restrictions.
To some degree, the increase in cases may be due to increased testing, but it also suggests that the virus's spread in this country is nowhere near over, the Times reported.