19 states have trends that show coronavirus cases increasing. Over 1.9 million people have been infected across the United States, with 112,000 dead.

Arizona is one state seeing increases and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced plans to activate emergency plans as its intensive care beds were 78% full. “We know Covid-19 is still in our community, and we expect to see increased cases,” the Arizona Department of Health Services tweeted.

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Numerous states loosened restrictions put into place in March and health experts now warn that those restrictions could lead to another spike in cases. North Carolina reported its highest number of reported cases, two weeks after the state eased restrictions the first time and then again after Memorial Day weekend, with 774 hospitalizations in the state. South Carolina saw 1.000 new cases between June 8 and 9.

With protests, public health experts are urging people to monitor their symptoms and stay home if they’re feeling ill. “You could have an exposure and it will not come through a contact tracing system. Nobody knows that you were there nobody has your name,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a press conference. 15 cases nationally have been linked to protests.

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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