The coronavirus case count in the United States has passed 2 million and the death toll has topped 115,000. Many states are seeing some alarming surges in cases even as most states are continuing to reopen.
MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With most state reopenings well underway, many are now seeing alarming surges in new coronavirus cases, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that a return to lockdown for his state was possible.
"If we have a high number of violations of the [reopening] policy, which is tantamount to a high likelihood of the spread of the virus, and the local governments are not monitoring policing, doing the compliance, yes, there is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas. The only alternative would be to pause the entire reopening," Cuomo said Sunday at a news conference.
According to CNN, 25,000 complaints have already been filed against businesses in Manhattan and elsewhere for violating the reopening plan. Violations included large gatherings, lack of social distancing and people going without masks.