As states continue re-opening, health officials are warning that gathering in large groups could send states back to where they started at the beginning of the pandemic. Texas, who recently re-opened, had its’ single highest day of coronavirus cases on May 16, according to the Department of State Health Services.

It’s unclear if the increase is due to widespread testing or re-opening. But health officials continue to stress that one sick person can infect hundreds of people. A single sick person can lead to a new outbreak.

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More than 180 people might have been exposed to coronavirus in California during a religious service held last week, according to the Butte County Public Health Department. “We all need to do our part to follow the orders and mitigation efforts so that our Reopen Butte County plan can continue to move forward,” Butte County Public Health Director Danette York said. “Moving too quickly through the reopening process can cause a major setback and could require us to revert back to more restrictive measures.”

The instances of one person causing multiple cases of coronavirus is not new. In New York in early March, at least 50 cases in New Rochelle were traced back to one attorney that worked close to Grand Central Station in New York City.

According to data from Johns Hopkins, over 88,700 people have died from the coronavirus and 1,468,500 people have been infected in the United States as of May 17.

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.

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