Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in More Than Half of All U.S. States

Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to grow across the U.S., with over 1.8 million confirmed cases, including over 108,600 deaths, reported as of Friday.

Amid the pandemic, the country also faces the threat of a potential second wave of cases among protesters at ongoing mass demonstrations across the nation following the death of George Floyd.

Here we look at some of the states where the total number of new cases in the last week has risen from the previous week, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

California

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  • New cases from May 22-28: 15,900
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 18,400
  • Total cases to date: 122,168
  • Total deaths to date: 4,444

California was under a stay-at-home order from March 19. The state entered the second phase of its reopening last month on May 8. The second phase sees the gradual reopening of businesses including within retail and manufacturing, while offices, outdoor museums and limited personal services have also resumed.

Florida

  • New cases reported May 22-28: 4,970
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 6,850
  • Total cases to date: 60,183
  • Total deaths to date: 2,607

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Florida entered the second phase of its reopening on Friday, which sees bars, pubs, personal service businesses, and entertainment businesses resume operations under social distancing guidelines and capacity limits.

Washington

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,647
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,960
  • Total cases to date: 22,729
  • Total deaths to date: 1,138

Washington's stay-at-home order was extended through May 31. The state began the first stage of its four-phase reopening plan on June 1. "We plan to move Washington through the phased reopening on a county-by-county basis," the state government explained in a statement.

Texas

  • New cases from May 22-28: 7,355
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 10,277
  • Total cases to date: 70,555
  • Total deaths to date: 1,776

Texas began easing lockdown measures from May 1, which saw retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries reopen with limitations. The second phase began on May 18, while the third phase started this month and included the reopening of bars, amusement parks and restaurants with expanded table capacity.

Nebraska

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,822
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,890
  • Total cases to date: 15,139
  • Total deaths to date: 187

Nebraska didn't issue an official stay-at-home order but several businesses were closed and restrictions were implemented.

The state entered the second phase of loosening restrictions on June 1, which saw the reopening of restaurants, bars, gyms, salons and barber shops with capacity limits. All gatherings were restricted to 25 people.

Mississippi

  • New cases from May 22-28: 2,150
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 2,188
  • Total cases to date: 16,560
  • Total deaths to date: 794

The stay-at-home order in Mississippi expired on June 1 and the state allowed the reopening of all types of businesses from this week under strict guidelines. Restaurants, gyms, barbershops, and salons were reopened last month with limitations.

Louisiana

  • New cases from May 22-28: 2,298
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 2,760
  • Total cases to date: 41,562
  • Total deaths to date: 2,883

Louisiana's stay at home order was extended to May 15, after which the state moved into phase one of its reopening, which saw restaurants, bars, gyms, salons, movie theaters and other venues resume operations at limited capacity. Phase two of the reopening began on June 4, with additional venues reopened at increased capacities.

Arizona

  • New cases from May 22-28: 2,529
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 4,982
  • Total cases to date: 22,886
  • Total deaths to date: 999

Arizona's stay-at-home order expired on May 15 but a selection of venues were reopened before the expiration of the order.

Restaurants, gyms, pools, hair and nail salons, non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen with restrictions in place before May 15.

Missouri

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,292
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,457
  • Total cases to date: 14,438
  • Total deaths to date: 795

Missouri's stay-at-home order was issued back in April. Phase one of the state's reopening has been extended to June 15. During phase one, "citizens may re-engage in economic and social activities," the state government confirms. There are no limitations on social gatherings and all businesses can be open if the required social distancing guidelines are followed.

Colorado

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,916
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 2,239
  • Total cases to date: 27,346
  • Total deaths to date: 1,512

Colorado's stay-at-home order expired on April 27. From last month, the state began allowing some retail businesses to resume at 50 percent capacity, while gatherings of more than 10 people were banned. This month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced the state's transition into a "Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors" order, which allowed more access to outdoor areas with precautionary measures in place.

Tennessee

  • New cases from May 22-28: 2,718
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 3,499
  • Total cases to date: 25,190
  • Total deaths to date: 401

Tennessee's stay-at-home order was lifted on April 30 and most businesses were allowed to reopen from May 1. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee noted: "These businesses will open according to specific guidance that we will provide in accordance with state and national experts in both medicine and business."

Arkansas

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,080
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,887
  • Total cases to date: 8,425
  • Total deaths to date: 151

Arkansas never implemented an official statewide stay-at-home order. But various venues were closed from around March 19. Restaurants were allowed to reopen from April 29, while gyms and other indoor recreational facilities were also permitted to open from April 30.

Beauty salons and barber shops resumed from May 1, while places of worship and larger venues were reopened from May 4, the governor's office announced in April.

South Carolina

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,407
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,894
  • Total cases to date: 12,415
  • Total deaths to date: 501

A stay-at-home order was issued in South Carolina in early April. But several businesses and beaches were reopened later in April with precautionary measures in place.

State parks, restaurants and hotels were opened from May 4, when the order was lifted. Various attractions, including zoos, museums, aquariums, water parks and amusement park rides, among others, were reopened from May 22.

North Carolina

  • New cases reported May 22-28: 5,290
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 6,337
  • Total cases to date: 32,075
  • Total deaths to date: 1,006

North Carolina entered the second phase of its reopening on May 22, which reopened more businesses including retail shops, restaurants, barbers, salons and personal care services at 50 percent capacity.

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The second phase of the reopening is expected to run through to at least June 26, unless it's changed or canceled. "Although the state's overall key indicators remain stable, the continued increases in daily case counts signals a need to take a more modest step forward in Phase 2 than originally envisioned," the state government notes on its website.

Kentucky

  • New cases from May 22-28: 899
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,520
  • Total cases to date: 10,705
  • Total deaths to date: 458

Kentucky began its phased reopening plan on April 27 with gradual reopening of health care services and facilities under phase one of the plan.

Some businesses began resuming in May, including in construction and manufacturing, while restaurants were allowed to reopen from May 22, limited to 33 percent capacity and outdoor seating.

Several more venues are scheduled to reopen this month, while phase three of the reopening is slated for July 1.

Utah

  • New cases from May 22-28: 1,047
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 1,892
  • Total cases to date: 10,813
  • Total deaths to date: 11

Utah's stay-at-home order was due to expire on April 13 but was extended through May 1. At the end of last month, the state updated the guidelines for the "low risk" phase of its reopening plan, which would allow some businesses to resume with restrictions, so long as they "meet and adhere to the specific guidelines," according to a release from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.

Oregon

  • New cases from May 22-28: 269
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 388
  • Total cases to date: 4,474
  • Total deaths to date: 159

Earlier this week, the Oregon state government announced detailed guidance for phase two of the state's reopening. Several restrictions apply for various venues to be reopened, including social distancing requirements and a limit on indoor gatherings to 50 people.

New Hampshire

  • New cases from May 22-28: 454
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 487
  • Total cases to date: 4,876
  • Total deaths to date: 273

New Hampshire's stay-at-home order was extended to June 15. But some industries have been allowed to reopen with restrictions, including places of worship and accommodation including hotels, short-term cabin rentals and other lodging services.

Oklahoma

  • New cases from May 22-28: 593
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 634
  • Total cases to date: 6,907
  • Total deaths to date: 344

While Oklahoma's stay-at-home order was extended to May 6, some businesses were allowed to reopen from April 24 with restrictions, including dining and entertainment venues and personal care services.

New Mexico

  • New cases from May 22-28: 892
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 989
  • Total cases to date: 8,353
  • Total deaths to date: 383

New Mexico's stay-at-home order was in place until May 31 but was modified to allow partial openings, including the limited reopening of most outdoor dining services from May 27. Dine-in restaurants and bars were reopened from June 1 with restrictions including capacity limits.

Nevada

  • New cases from May 22-28: 847
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 881
  • Total cases to date: 9,129
  • Total deaths to date: 430

Nevada's stay-at-home order was extended through May 15. The state is currently in the second phase of its reopening, which began on May 29. The latest stage saw the reopening of bars, gyms, spas and other businesses with restrictions in place. Gaming establishments were resumed from June 4, while the third phase is targeted for June 30, the Nevada state government confirms.

Kansas

  • New cases from May 22-28: 746
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 796
  • Total cases to date: 10,167
  • Total deaths to date: 227

The stay-at-home order in Kansas was lifted on May 4. It is currently at the second phase of its reopening,which allowed additional services to resume, such as child care and organized sport facilities. Other venues, including large entertainment venues, bars, night clubs and swimming pools, remain closed.

"Phase 3 is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 8, with mass gatherings of more than 45 individuals prohibited. Phase Out is anticipated no earlier than June 22," the state health department confirms.

Alaska

  • New cases from May 22-28: 23
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 88
  • Total cases to date: 512
  • Total deaths to date: 10

Alaska has issued a series of health mandates in a bid to help contain the spread of the virus. The state entered phase four of its reopening on May 22, which saw the reopening of all businesses, recreational and sports activities, houses of worship, libraries and museums.

Montana

  • New cases from May 22-28: 6
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 54
  • Total cases to date: 539
  • Total deaths to date: 17

Montana entered phase two of its reopening on June 1, which saw restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos increase their operational capacity to 75 percent, while "gyms, indoor group fitness classes, pool, and hot tubs can operate at 75 percent capacity and only if they can adhere to strict physical distancing and they exercise frequent sanitation protocols," the state government noted in a statement.

Vermont

  • New cases from May 22-28: 24
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 52
  • Total cases to date: 1,026
  • Total deaths to date: 55

Vermont's stay-at-home order was in effect until May 15. "Low contact" businesses, such as outdoor manual labor and one-on-one professional services, were allowed to resume at the end of April. Additional close contact businesses, including gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, cleaning services and other businesses requiring home visits, resumed from June 1.

Hawaii

  • New cases from May 22-28: 5
  • New cases from May 29-June 4: 8
  • Total cases to date: 655
  • Total deaths to date: 17

Hawaii is currently at the third stage of the state's five-phase reopening plan, known as the "Act with care" phase," the Hawaii government website states. The state's "safer at home" order has been extended to the end of June.

A selection of businesses, including bars, indoor attractions and fitness facilities, have been approved to enter the first phase of reopening on June 19, Hawaii Gov. David Ige confirmed on his official Twitter account.

The graphics below, provided by Statista, illustrate the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and the worst-affected countries.

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Correction 6/8/20, 8:12 a.m. ET: This article originally included Massachusetts among the states where cases have been rising. Massachusetts has been removed due to changes in Massachusetts Department of Public Health reporting of virus figures which were incorrectly interpteted as a rise in case numbers during the period due to newly included historic data. We regret the error.

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