Two months ago, 24 April, the US set a record for daily reported COVID-19 cases: 36,739. Today, we slipped past that record, with 36,975.
It’s day 155 since the first case of coronavirus disease was announced in the United States. Another day, more record daily reports.
There has been no sustained decline in cases in the United States. See, for example, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom (which is, itself, a sad example).
Within our borders, there’s a clear difference in how state leadership and citizens have reacted to this threat.
What are the two factors that slow the spread of COVID-19? Physical distancing and face coverings.
In early June, Brookings tracked the path of the virus from a few metropolitan areas to rural America.
Read the full newsletter: COVID-19 day 156: 📈 2,381,361 cases; 121,979 deaths : 24 June 2020