March came in with a sickness and will go out with a surge.
An analysis of CNN’s daily state coronavirus case numbers not only reveals where the numbers are rising, but also suggests that the rate of new cases could be stabilizing in the state with the earliest outbreak.
According to CNN’s tally of US cases, there were at least 53,204 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States as of Tuesday night and more than 700 people have died. The total includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as all repatriated cases. CNN’s coronavirus tally is based on numbers of confirmed cases provided by state and local health departments.
CNN’s tally of total confirmed cases has increased by at least 23% each day since March 4 — in some cases, much more steeply. From March 18 to March 19, confirmed US cases rose 51% in just one day, from 8,760 to 13,229, the largest one-day increase in recent weeks.