As you can see in the table above table showing a month of COVID-19 at a time, the United States turned a corner in May and saw cases begin to slow, even as many states reopened. The curve in the U.S. continues to flatten, although at a very gradual pace. There are some states where coronavirus continues to spread and hospitals are seeing ICU beds become scarcer. (Data from the table was sourced from the New York Times and John Hopkins web sites.)
Not quite as clear in the data is the rapid growth of cases outside the U.S. On May 1, global cases grew by 56,000. Today, cases grew by 99,000, and on most days in the past week, new cases exceeded 100,000.
To put these numbers in perspective, you can look back at at each month of COVID-19 data in our full report from May 1 or April 1.
The U.S. saw 20,700 cases of Coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,798,700, an increase of 1.2 percent. There were 612 deaths, bringing the total to 104,381. That is an increase of only 0.6 percent.
On the global side of things, cases were up 99,000 to 6.095 million, an increase of 1.6 percent. Deaths climbed to 372,501.
Brazil surpassed the 500,000 mark while India saw its biggest jump in cases yet. India has now reached 191,356 cases, passing France. It will probably surpass Italy and Spain by the end of the week. Nonetheless, it is planning to relax its lockdown on June 8.