June 3 Coronavirus Report: Slow and Steady

A woman shopping at a boutique hile wearing a face mask. Photo by Arturo Rey on Unsplash
For many, this is the new normal: shopping while wearing a face mask. Photo by Arturo Rey on Unsplash

While looting, riots, and violence continued in some cities, it was calmer last night than it had been on Sunday and Monday, leading to hopes the civil unrest is dying down.  Peaceful protests continue in many cities, but those held during the daylight tend to be well-meaning, well-behaved protesters making a political point without resorting to violence.

While epidemiologists and some politicians worry about protests spreading the coronavirus, in many cases, governors that didn’t want people gathering to cut hair or drink beer are expressing little or no objections to crowds of people gathering for protests.  We are 10 days from Memorial Day Weekend but as you can see from the chart below, cases in most states continue to drop.  The real test will be to see how California and New York perform in two weeks. 

state data week over week
The number of states that saw their rate of coronavirus infection increase over the past week is up from 2 to five as reopenings continue across much of the country. Data from the New York Times. Please note that the data for North Carolina presented in last week’s chart was incorrect; the accurate number is included here.

Overnight Coronavirus Data

21,200 new cases of COIVD-19 were reported in the U.S. over the past 24 hours, an increase of 1.1 percent.  While the total of new cases climbed to 1,841,400, deaths increase by 1,005 to 106,195. 

Globally, there were 112,000 new cases reported, bringing the total to 6.414 million.  Brazil crossed the 555,000 mark while Iran reported one of its worst days yet as it reached 160,000 reported cases.  India also appears to see continued increases as well, with 208,800 cases. A total of 380,940 deaths are attributed to the coronavirus.

Recent Coronavirus News Coverage

In case your news feed has been filled with protests and riots, here’s some news regarding the coronavirus that you might have missed.

To put today’s data into perspective, you can look at data from yesterday or a week ago or even a month back when the U.S saw 30,000 new cases.