The U.S. saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, with 45,557 diagnoses reported on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s cases top the previous highest daily count from April 26 during the first peak of the pandemic in the US by more than 9,000 cases.
According to health experts, the resurgence in cases in Southern and Western states can be traced to Memorial Day (May 31st) when lockdowns began to loosen and businesses started to resume business.
Now, its states like New York who are recovering, as it was the first state to be hit badly by the pandemic.
Visitors who travel from hot spot states that arrive in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will now be asked to quarantine for two weeks.
California also recorded its biggest single-day tally of new cases Wednesday. An additional 7,149 cases were reported on Wednesday, as governor Gavin Newsom asks that everyone covers their faces when out.
“You’re not invincible from COVID-19,” Newsom said. “This is a disease that very easily spreads.”
Disney has also announced that it will be delaying the re-opening of theme parks to beyond July 17th. This is an on-going loss for the company as its theme parks unit is a money generator. In 2018, Disney made an estimate of $20 billion from its parks and resorts segment.
Apple is once again, closing down some of its stores as the outbreak hits more states. As of today, the company has closed down 7 stores in Houston, Texas and closed a total of 18 stores in states such as North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.
States are thinking about restricting some social activities and imposing business closures, but it is highly unlikely for countries to impose a full scale lockdown like during April-June again. It is a wonder though, since re-opening from lockdown, states like Florida and California are taking a turn for the worse.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world now stands at over 9.4 million, with over 480,000 deaths.