New York state is soaring in coronavirus case numbers, higher and faster than anywhere in America, with more than 25,000 cases and at least 210 deaths by Tuesday — and case totals are doubling every few days.
But in recent days, numbers in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Georgia are also spiking fast, according to CNN's state-by-state county of positive Covid-19 cases reported by state and local health departments.
Here's where things stand now:
- Michigan rose from just 65 cases about week ago to 1,328 on Tuesday afternoon, including 15 deaths.
- Louisiana, which reported no cases until mid-March, topped the 1,000-mark and has seen more than 500 new cases reported just since the weekend, with 1,388 cases and 46 deaths by Tuesday afternoon.
- Pennsylvania saw a spike of more than 200 cases overnight, bringing the total to 851 cases statewide on Tuesday. Of those cases, seven people have died.
- Florida and Georgia — two states where leaders have faced criticism for being slow to enact restrictions — both crossed the 1,000-case threshold over the weekend and continue to rise in cases at a rate of at least 20% each day. As of Tuesday afternoon, Florida recorded 1,324 cases and 17 deaths, while Georgia reported 1,026 cases and 32 fatalities.
- Indiana went from a handful of cases about a week ago to 365 Tuesday afternoon.
Remember: To be sure, while these are notable recent spikes, the states with the consistently largest total number of cases are New York, Washington, and California. It’s just that in recent days, the rates of increase in Washington and California are not quite as high. Washington and California were also home to the nation’s earliest recorded outbreaks.