The scheduled rally comes as new infections are trending upward in at least 27 states and territories, and hospitalizations have risen more than 10 percent in at least nine states since Memorial Day, according to data tracked by The Washington Post. Officials nationwide are sounding the alarm about a resurgence of coronavirus cases amid reopenings, large protests and reports of people flouting social distancing.
Here are some significant developments:
- Texas and its largest city, Houston, are reaching new peaks in coronavirus hospitalizations amid a wave of warnings from officials that infections in many states are surging.
- Anthony S. Fauci, the top U.S. infectious-disease expert, warned that waves of infection could come “back and forth” for months.
- Citing thousands of complaints about social distancing violations, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Sunday threatened to reverse the reopening process in Manhattan and the Hamptons.
- As states relax restrictions, public health experts believe wide-scale contact tracing is the price that must be paid to reopen safely. And time is of the essence.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put in place a review of Britain’s two-meter (six-foot) social distancing policy as businesses are desperate to reopen.
- Beijing reported 36 cases on Sunday, the largest number of new daily cases announced in the Chinese capital since the outbreak began.
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