The number of new coronavirus cases has seen an uptick worldwide. According to a New York Times analysis, cases have increased in the last 14 days in states including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Missouri and California.
In at least 12 states and Puerto Rico, the cases have reached their highest seven-day rate since the outbreak began, according to The Washington Post. In Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona, an increasing number of patients are under supervised care since the holiday weekend because of COVID-19 infections. The spikes generally began in the past few weeks and in most states are trending higher.
More than 7.1 million have been diagnosed with the virus across the globe, with more than 405,000 fatalities. Those numbers are likely higher than what is officially reported, according to several reports.