June 23 was the third-highest number of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day in the United States. Johns Hopkins data reported that 34, 720 cases were reported. It’s a sign the virus is not slowing down.

The previously daily high of new cases reported was on April 24. The World Health Organization expects the world to reach 10 million cases within the week. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing on June 24, “More than 9.1 million cases of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO, and more than 470,000 deaths. In the first month of this outbreak, less than 10,000 cases were reported to WHO. In the last month, almost 4 million cases have been reported. We expect to reach a total of 10 million cases within the next week. This is a sober reminder that even as we continue research into vaccines and therapeutics, we have an urgent responsibility to do everything we can with the tools we have now to suppress transmission and save lives.”

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Last week, the WHO urged everyone to wear masks and continue handwashing and hygiene practices to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Case counts in the United States continue to rise, with Arizona reporting a record 79 deaths on June 23.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are instituting quarantine restrictions for travelers coming into those states from states with high case counts. Cuomo said that the state has seen the lowest case counts and said ” we don’t want to see those numbers reverse.” States with a higher than 10% infection rate will be subject to the quarantine guidelines. Those states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

Scientists believe that the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, started at an exotic animal market in Wuhan, China. You can help stop the incidence of viruses like these by signing this petition to ban the wildlife trade.

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