New Covid-19 cases were up by at least 5%, on a weekly basis, in 37 states across the country as of Sunday, based on a seven-day moving average, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.
The recent spike in cases have caused some governors to walk back or delay some of their reopening plans, including in states like California, Washington, Florida and Texas. California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in a handful of counties on Sunday, following similar actions taken by Texas and Florida late last week. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday postponed eight counties from moving into the state’s next phase of reopening.
Public health officials are also closely watching hospitalizations, which can indicate how severe an outbreak is in an area. Hospitalizations from Covid-19 were growing in 20 states as of Sunday, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, an independent volunteer organization launched by journalists at The Atlantic.