Some governors in the U.S. are threatening to shut their states back down as covid-19 cases and hospitalisations climb.
The increase in cases is not necessarily because of increased testing, it was gathered. In some places, cases and hospitalisations are on the rise even as testing rates fall.
In six states, the seven-day average of new cases has increased since May 31, 2020 while the average number of daily tests being conducted has declined.
In 14 others, the rate of new cases is increasing faster than the increase in the average number of tests. There are many warning signs in the data that the U.S. is entering a resurgence of the pandemic after states lifted restrictions.
Mask-less New Yorkers gathered shoulder-to-shoulder outside bars and restaurants over the weekend as if they had entirely forgotten about social distancing.