But the numbers are STILL enormously high…..
After seeing their cases and death spike up even some the Red State Governors and local officials have closed some inside activities down and renew require mask wearing….
State are on their own with the Trump admin NOT willing to step in to provide much direct assistance…
At least 539 new coronavirus deaths and 48,354 new cases were reported in the United States on Aug. 9. Over the past week, there have been an average of 53,772 cases per day, a decrease of 18 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
As of Monday evening, more than 5,097,800 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 162,900 have died, according to a New York Times database.
Case numbers remain persistently high across most of the country, though reports of new cases have dropped since late July, when the country averaged well over 60,000 per day. Because the number of people hospitalized and the percentage of people testing positive also rose in many states, the summer case spike cannot be solely explained by increased testing.
Deaths, though still well below their peak spring levels, reached an average of more than 1,000 per day by early August, more than double the average from early July. Some states reimposed limits on businesses and gatherings. Governors and even some mayors announced new restrictions on interstate travel…