U.S. States Where Coronavirus Cases Are Rising

Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country. The number of new infections have been rising in at least eight more states since last week, including in South Dakota, Delaware, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Montana, Wyoming and West Virginia.

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

  • New cases from June 11-17: 23,100
  • New cases from June 4-10: 20,400

California began the second phase of its reopening from May 8, which sees the resuming of businesses including within retail and manufacturing. Offices, outdoor museums and limited personal services have also been reopened.

Texas

  • New cases from June 11-17: 17,000
  • New cases from June 4-10: 11,938

The stay-at-home order in Texas was lifted from May 1, which reopened retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries with limitations.

The second phase began on May 18 and the third phase, which started this month, saw the reopening of bars, amusement parks and restaurants with expanded table capacity.

Florida

  • New cases from June 11-17: 15,400
  • New cases from June 4-10: 8,666

Florida's second phase of its reopening began last Friday. The latest reopening phase saw bars, pubs, personal service businesses, and entertainment businesses were allowed to reopen with social distancing guidelines and capacity limits in place.

Georgia

  • New cases from June 11-17: 6,029
  • New cases from June 4-10: 5,086

Georgia began to partially reopen on April 24 and most businesses resumed operations by early May after its stay-at-home order expired.

Louisiana

  • New cases from June 11-17: 3,927
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,510

Louisiana entered the first phase of its reopening on May 16, which saw restaurants, bars, gyms, salons, movie theaters and other venues reopen at limited capacity. Phase two of the reopening began on June 4, with additional venues reopened at increased capacities.

North Carolina

  • New cases from June 11-17: 8,343
  • New cases from June 4-10: 7,108

North Carolina is currently in phase two of its reopening, which began on May 22. The latest phase reopened more businesses including retailers, restaurants, barbers, salons and personal care services at 50 percent capacity. The second phase of the reopening is expected to run through to at least June 26.

South Carolina

  • New cases from June 11-17: 4,797
  • New cases from June 4-10: 4,540

Several businesses and beaches were reopened from around late April with precautionary measures in place. When the stay-at-home order was lifted May 4, state parks, restaurants and hotels resumed operations. Museums, aquariums, water parks and other attractions resumed from May 22.

Arizona

  • New cases from June 11-17: 11,000
  • New cases from June 4-10: 7,537

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.

Tennessee

  • New cases from June 11-17: 4,184
  • New cases from June 4-10: 3,097

Most businesses in Tennessee reopened from May 1 when the stay-at-home order was lifted. 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."

Washington

  • New cases from June 11-17: 2,430
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,034

Washington's stay-at-home order ended on May 31. The state began phase one of its reopening 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.

Utah

  • New cases from June 11-17: 2,480
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,367

Utah's stay-at-home order was extended through May 1. At the end of May, the state updated the guidelines for the "low risk" phase of its reopening plan, which would allow some businesses to resume with restrictions.

Arkansas

  • New cases from June 11-17: 3,238
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,301

Arkansas did not issue a stay-at-home order. But various venues were closed from around March 19. Restaurants, gyms and other indoor recreational facilities were also permitted to open from around April 29-30. Beauty salons and barber shops reopened from May 1, while places of worship and larger venues resumed operations from May 4.

Nevada

  • New cases from June 11-17: at least 1,636
  • New cases from June 4-10: at least 1,267

Nevada's stay-at-home order expired on May 15. The state is currently in the second phase of its reopening, with bars, gyms, spas and other businesses resuming 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 June 11-17: 894
  • New cases from June 4-10: 658

The stay-at-home order in Kansas expired on May 4. Several more services resumed from the second phase, such as child care and organized sport facilities. The third phase began on June 8, with a ban on gatherings of more than 45 people. The final "Phase Out" stage is expected to begin no earlier than June 22, the state health department confirms.

Oklahoma

  • New cases from June 11-17: 1,421
  • New cases from June 4-10: 678

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.

Oregon

  • New cases from June 11-17: 1,158
  • New cases from June 4-10: 661

Last week the state government announced detailed guidance for phase two of Oregon's reopening. Various venues were reopened but with restrictions, including social distancing requirements and a limit on indoor gatherings to 50 people.

Ohio

  • New cases from June 11-17: 2,847
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,783

The stay-at-home order in Ohio expired on April 30. From May 1, dentists and veterinarians returned to work, while hospitals resumed procedures that don't require an overnight stay. Manufacturing, construction and office work resume from May 4, followed by retailers on May 12.

Indiana

  • New cases from June 11-17: 2,676
  • New cases from June 4-10: 2,625

Last Friday Indiana began the fourth stage of its five-phase reopening plan. The latest stage allows offices and bars to resume at 50 percent capacity. Large events, such as conferences, festivals and parades, are still banned. Nursing homes remain closed to visitors, while schools for children in grades K to12 will be closed until June 30. The state is expected to begin phase five of the reopening on July 4.

Alabama

  • New cases from June 11-17: 5,309
  • New cases from June 4-10: 3,138

The state's stay-at-home order expired on April 30. From May 1, some non-essential businesses resumed with guidelines in place. Beaches, casinos, museums, zoos and amusement parks reopened. Gatherings of 10 or more people and dine-in services at restaurants remain banned.

Delaware

  • New cases from June 11-17: 388
  • New cases from June 4-10: 344

Delaware's stay-at-home order was in place since March 24 and phase one of its reopening began on June 1, which reopened dine-in restaurant services, gyms, movie theaters, sports venues and places of worship, with social distancing measures in place.

Under phase two, which began June 15, the limit on gatherings was expanded to 50 people. Bars and schools were reopened while travel restrictions were also eased under phase two.

South Dakota

  • New cases from June 11-17: 446
  • New cases from June 4-10: 371

South Dakota did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order but several businesses were closed. Those over the age of 65 and those with serious underlying medical conditions in the counties of Minnehaha and Lincoln were required to remain at home under an executive order, which expired on May 11.

Gatherings of 10 or more people were restricted and all non-essential elective surgeries were postponed. The state began resuming businesses around mid-May with restrictions in place. The state of emergency has been extended to December 30.

Idaho

  • New cases from June 11-17: 372
  • New cases from June 4-10: 327

Idaho's stay-at-home order expired on May 1. The second phase allowed around 95 percent of businesses to reopen, including close contact services. Phase three allowed gatherings of 50 people with restrictions in place.

The current fourth phase of the reopening allows nightclubs and larger venues to resume with social distancing guidelines and capacity limits.

West Virginia

  • New cases from June 11-17: 182
  • New cases from June 4-10: 117

West Virginia began reopening from April 30 after its stay-at-home order expired. Various venues, including spas, swimming pools, bowling alleys and indoor entertainment facilities resumed from the end of May.

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Gatherings of up to 100 people were permitted from June 5. Festivals, fairs and all outdoor, open-air concerts can resume from July 1 with restrictions in place.

Wyoming

  • New cases from June 11-17: 134
  • New cases from June 4-10: 65

An official stay-at-home order was not issued in Wyoming but from March 25 residents were advised to remain at home whenever possible, while various public venues and businesses were shut.

From May 1, several facilities were reopened with restrictions, including gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services. From this past Monday, indoor gatherings of up to 250 were permitted, allowing schools to resume in-person instruction. From June 1, outdoor gatherings of up to 250 were permitted.

Montana

  • New cases from June 11-17: 69
  • New cases from June 4-10: 40

Montana's stay-at-home order expired on April 25. The state began the second phase of reopening on June 1, which permitted restaurants, bars, gyms and some other venues to open at 75 percent capacity. Gatherings of 50 or more people are banned if social distancing can't be maintained among individuals.

Hawaii

  • New cases from June 11-17: 59
  • New cases from June 4-10: 32

Hawaii is in the third stage of the state's five-phase reopening plan. The state's "safer at home" order has been extended to the end of June.

Some 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.

Alaska

  • New cases from June 11-17: 103
  • New cases from June 4-10: 88

Alaska has issued various health mandates to help contain the spread of the virus. The fourth phase four of its reopening began on May 22, which saw several businesses, recreational and sports activities, houses of worship, libraries and museums resume operations.

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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