More restrictions help states decrease COVID-19 cases after July spike

A new interactive data visualization from The New York Times tracks the number of new daily COVID-19 cases per million residents in each U.S. state from March into August. Many of the states that saw spikes in July, such as Arizona and Florida, have since seen declines through August. Experts have attributed much of these decreases to the implementation of state restrictions including mask orders or mask mandates and the closure of bars and gyms. Although the number of cases is still quite high—especially compared to other countries—this flattening is a positive sign. #covid-19

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