Some of the most populous states in the nation— including Texas and California— are reporting the largest percent increases in total cases this month.
From June 1st to June 14th alone, there were 283,000 new COVID-19 cases in the United States (16% growth in new cases). While some point to the increase in testing availability, it’s indisputable that the virus is not going anywhere.
Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and California— with populations together adding up to 26% of the country’s total— have all had the total number of cases increase by over 30% in the past two weeks.
Each of these populous states has reported between 13,000 and 25,000 new cases. And all four states had more new cases during the first two weeks of June compared to the first two weeks in May.
While the month of May did show higher percent increases in the total number of new cases by state, it is important to note there were fewer total cases one month ago, which inflates the overall percent increase.