For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

Date Published: July 2, 2020

Source: New York Times

As cases of COVID-19 surge in the United States, up to 50,000+ cases in one day as of yesterday, July 1st, Fourth of July celebrations south of the border are being ground to a halt. Although many places around the United States had implemented stay-at-home orders back in March at the onset of the pandemic, many states opened too early and are now setting single-day reporting records of COVID-19. Texas reported more than 8,000 new cases, North Carolina reported more than 1,750 new cases, and Tennessee reported more than 1,500 new cases. [...]

Global report: Covid-19 cases exceed 10m as anxieties rise over US

Date Published: June 29, 2020

Source: The Guardian

There are more than 10 million COVID-19 cases worldwide. 

In the US, infections in 29 of the 50 states are increasing, and had their largest daily increase in cases, 44,000, this past Friday. The Republican governors of Florida, Texas and Arizona, three of the five states with the largest number of infections, have been criticised for pushing for aggressive reopenings following lockdown [...]

Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Source: BBC

On Thursday, the United states experienced an all-time high of 40,000 cases of coronavirus infections. The increase in new cases and hospitalizations has prompted Texas, Florida, and Arizona to pause their reopening plans. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the surge in cases is being driven by more young people testing positive, especially in southern and western states. [...]

Global report: South Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdown

Date Published:June 22, 2020

Source: The Guardian

Although South Korea had begun easing physical-distancing in early May, they are experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus in and around Seoul. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, Jeong Eun-kyeong explains “We originally predicted that the second wave would emerge in fall or winter. Our forecast turned out to be wrong. As long as people have close contact with others, we believe that infections will continue.” The mayor of Seoul has said stronger physical-distancing measures will be introduced if infections are not below an average of 30 in the next three days. [...]