Here’s the picture on new infections in Arizona and Florida as of yesterday.
This is NOT due to increased testing. Instead, we are seeing an increase is positive test results in these and other states. Testing remains highly incomplete, so the numbers probably continue to understate the actual numbers of the infected.
The map shows the western and southern portions of the country filling with cases. If you looked in a prior post at the same map for May, there were large white areas in the west that are now gone.
The chart in the lower right corner of the graphic shows the growth in cases over time. Nationally, there is no “flattening of the curve.” Instead, as New York and New Jersey see fewer cases, the rest of the country is more than making up for that improvement.
The charts below show daily reports of new cases, summarized in a three-day moving average. There’s no way to mince words: Arizona and Florida are scary. Both states are on pace to fly past New Jersey, which until now, has had the second largest number of cases and deaths in the US.