19 States Where Coronavirus Cases Are Going Up

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<p>It’s been roughly seven weeks since the White House Coronavirus Task Force unveiled the social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines designed to abate the <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/tag/coronavirus/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>deadly COVID-19 contagion</a>. While many parts of the country are starting to open up and some states are seeing <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/cities-coronavirus-deaths/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>coronavirus on the decline</a>, there are still many states where the number of coronavirus cases is going up. These states—and one U.S. territory—prove we’re not quite there yet. And for more coronavirus information you need, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/coronavirus-facts/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>25 Coronavirus Facts You Should Know by Now</a>.</p>
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<p>Massachusetts has reported over 62,200 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/massachusetts-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total coronavirus cases</a> and more than 3,500 deaths as of May 1. Newly reported cases peaked on Apr. 24 at nearly 5,000, and while the Bay State is seeing fewer new cases daily (around 2,000), the trend line is still on the rise.</p>
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<p>There have been about 53,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/illinois-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> in Illinois, and nearly 2,400 deaths as of the end of April. On Apr. 30, there were about 2,600 new cases reported, which represents a sharp increase from the 1,500 new cases the state saw on Apr. 20.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, there have been more than 5,100 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/minnesota-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total reported cases of coronavirus</a> in Minnesota—and the Land of 10,000 Lakes has seen nearly 350 people die as a result. On Apr. 30, there were about 500 new cases, which was <i>five times </i>the amount reported on Apr. 21.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, there have been almost 24,000 reported <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/maryland-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>coronavirus cases</a> in Maryland, and more than 1,200 people have died. Apr. 30 saw about 900 new cases reported, which was significantly more than the 625 cases reported on Apr. 28. And for more ways to stay on top of coronavirus numbers, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/covid-19-tracking-tools/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>7 Helpful COVID-19 Tracking Tools You Didn’t Know You Could Use</a>.</p>
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<p>Delaware has seen just over 4,900 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/delaware-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total coronavirus cases</a> as of May 1, and about 160 deaths. Newly reported cases peaked on Apr. 26 at over 450 a day, and while Delaware is now seeing fewer new cases daily (about 80), the trend line is still slightly on the rise.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, there have been over 4,300 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/nebraska-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> in the Cornhusker State, with about 70 patients dying as a result. Apr. 30 saw more than 400 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nebraska, which was <em>double</em> the amount reported a week prior.</p>
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<p>Kansas has reported over 4,500 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/kansas-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>COVID-19 cases</a>, which have led to more than 130 deaths. On Apr. 30, there were 560 new cases reported, which was not only the highest to date but was over double the 200 cases reported just days earlier. And for a sweet story about one Kansan amid coronavirus, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/cuomo-praises-kansas-farmer/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>A Kansas Farmer in His 70s Sent a Moving Letter and Mask to New York</a>.</p>
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<p>The Hoosier State had reported nearly 19,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/indiana-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total coronavirus cases</a>, and more than 1,100 individuals have died. While new reported COVID-19 cases peaked in late April at over 950, the trend line is still very much on the rise.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, Virginia had reported nearly 17,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/virginia-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total COVID-19 cases</a> and about 600 individuals have died. Apr. 30 saw 885 new cases reported, which was twice as many as the state was seeing on Apr. 20.</p>
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<p>The state of New Mexico reported more than 3,400 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/new-mexico-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>total cases of the coronavirus</a> and 120 individuals have died. On Apr. 29, nearly 240 new cases were reported and while that number fell a bit on Apr. 30, the overall trend line is still sharply on the rise. And for more coronavirus numbers, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/cities-coronavirus-deaths/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>These Are the U.S. Cities with the Most Coronavirus Deaths</a>.</p>
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<p>The Rocky Mountain State has reported more than 15,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/colorado-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of COVID-19</a> as of May 1, with nearly 780 individuals dying from the virus. On Apr. 30, there were 525 new cases reported, which suggests a flattening of the curve, but the trend line is still increasing.</p>
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<p>North Carolina has seen nearly 11,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/north-carolina-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a>, of which more than 400 people have died. About 560 new cases were reported on Apr. 30, more than doubling the number of cases the state was seeing on Apr. 21.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, Wyoming has seen about 560 <a href=”http://nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/wyoming-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> and seven deaths. The sparsely populated state had 25 new cases reported on Apr. 30, which was much less than its peak number (43) earlier in the month. But it’s still significantly more than the 19 cases reported on Apr. 27, suggesting that the trend line is going up.</p>
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<p>The Show-Me State has reported over 7,700 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/missouri-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>coronavirus cases</a> and nearly 350 deaths. There were nearly 140 new cases reported in the state on Apr. 30, which is less than before. The curve is flattening, but still trending upward enough to be considered on the rise.</p>
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<p>In Arizona, there have been nearly 8,000 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/arizona-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> as of May 1, and at least 330 people have died. Unfortunately, Apr. 30 saw about 450 new cases reported, which was an all-time high.</p>
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<p>There have been nearly 6,900 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/wisconsin-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> reported in Wisconsin, and more than 315 people have died as a result. Apr. 30 saw over 330 new cases reported, which was also an all-time high for the Dairy State.</p>
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<p>As of May 1, Iowa has seen nearly 7,900 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/iowa-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>cases of coronavirus</a> and 170 deaths. On Apr. 24, newly reported cases topped out at about 650, and while the curve has since flattened, the trend is still ticking up enough to raise concerns.</p>
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<p>South Carolina was among the <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/when-will-my-state-lockdown-end/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>first states to open up from lockdown</a>, despite its more than 6,0oo <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/south-carolina-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>reported cases of coronavirus</a>. As of May 1, nearly 250 people had died. New cases have been up and down, and on Apr. 30, there were about 215 reported cases of coronavirus, which means that things are still getting worse.</p>
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<p>No, Puerto Rico is not a state, but it is a U.S. territory. There have been at least 1,500 <a href=”https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/puerto-rico-coronavirus-cases.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>COVID-19 cases</a> on the island and almost 10o people have died. Though there have been some issues with Puerto Rico’s data, according to ABC News, “health experts warn that the U.S. territory … has <a href=”https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/puerto-rico-partially-reopen-coronavirus-concerns-70444947″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>not yet seen its peak of cases</a>,” despite the government’s decision to reopen some businesses.</p>

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