The world hit two coronavirus milestones in the past 24 hours: More than 7 million cases with more than 400,000 deaths. There were more than 111,000 cases reported since yesterday, bringing the total as tracked by Johns Hopkins to 7.039 million cases while deaths grew to 403,267.
In the U.S., cases climbed 17,300 to 1,953,100, about 0.9 percent. The total dead attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. rose to 110,422.
While the U.S. death rate and cases continue to decline, there are still quite a few states where Coronavirus is continuing to grow, as the New York Times reports:
It could be argued that decreases in hard-hit states like New York, New Jersey and Illinois are overshadowing the increases in states like Texas, Florida and North Carolina.
New York City is entering Phase I of reopening, which allows contractors to go back to work and non-essential stores to offer curb-side pick up. Mass transit schedules also increase. Once the epicenter of the outbreak, it will be interesting to see how reopening affects New York City and the crowded environs.