Texas yesterday reported 2,504 new cases of Covid-19, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged. A month into its own reopening, Florida this week found 8,553 new confirmed cases, the most of any seven-day period. California’s hospitalizations are at their highest since May 13 and have risen nine of the past 10 days.
A fresh onslaught of the novel coronavirus is bringing challenges for residents and the economy in pockets across the nation. The localized surges have been raising alarms among experts, even as they’re masked by the country’s overall case count, which early this week rose by just under 1%, the smallest increase since March.
“There is a new wave coming in parts of the country,” according to Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “It’s small and it’s distant so far, but it’s coming.”