Nationwide, 22 states are seeing upward trends in coronavirus cases. About 20 states have seen decreases in recent days, and eight states are holding steady.
And there’s global proof that the coronavirus pandemic is nowhere near over.
Sunday marked the most Covid-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization in a single day during this pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far,” Tedros said Monday. “Almost 75% of yesterday’s cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.”
Shutdowns and school closures have helped
Those emergency orders included business and school closures, travel restrictions and shelter-in-place orders.
“The study did not estimate how many lives might have been saved by the policies because, with so many infections, fatality rates would be much higher than anything observed to date,” UC Berkeley said.
Concerns grow over Covid-19 spread at protests
So doctors say it’s extremely important to wear a face mask and try to keep your distance from others as much as possible.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it was closely monitoring the protests.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said earlier this month that protesters should be evaluated and tested for the virus.
“I do think there is a potential, unfortunately, for this to be a seeding event,” especially in metropolitan areas where there has been significant transmission, Redfield said.
More inland states are getting hit hard
In Utah, state Rep. Suzanne Harrison called a recent spike of cases “very concerning (and) approaching exponential.”
Friday, health officials in Utah said they were “very concerned” about the rise in new cases over the past week.
The state has recorded more than 12,000 infections, according to Johns Hopkins.
An important drug could run out
The US government’s current supply of remdesivir, the only drug known to work against coronavirus, will run out at the end of the month, said Dr. Robert Kadlec, a US Department of Health and Human Services official.
The government’s last shipment of the drug will go out the week of June 29. Gilead Sciences, the company that makes the drug, is ramping up to make more, but it’s unclear how much will be available this summer.
The government has been working to help Gilead “with some of their supply chain challenges in terms of raw materials and being able to accelerate the process,” Kadlec said.
But “whatever the supply may be, there may not be enough for everyone who may need it.”
CNN’s Jacqueline Howard, Arman Azad and Elizabeth Cohen contributed to this report.