The World Health Organization reported that the world saw a record daily increase in coronavirus cases with 183,000 new infections and only 24 hours, while 12 states in the US had record spikes in COVID-19 since Friday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 183,000 new coronavirus infections were confirmed within a twenty-four hour period on Sunday.
The numbers were potentially worse, according to Worldometers, however, which reported 130,382 new cases on Sunday and 156,922 new cases on Saturday.
Worldometers reported that On Saturday, the United States recorded 33,388 new COVID-19 infections while Brazil had 31,571 infections, followed by India next with over 15,915 daily infections.
On Sunday, the US reported 26,079 cases, Brazil 16,851, in India 15,183 infections. This brings the weekend total for the United States to over 59,000, Brazil over 48,000, and India over 31,000.
In terms of deaths, Brazil reported 601 deaths on Sunday and 968 deaths on Saturday. India had 426 deaths on Sunday and 307 deaths on Saturday, Mexico had 387 deaths on Sunday and 647 deaths on Saturday, while the United States had 267 deaths on Sunday and 573 deaths on Saturday.
Based on data from the from The COVID Tracking Project, an analysis by ABC News confirmed that Florida, Texas, Arizona, Utah, South Carolina, Nevada, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, California, Tennessee, and Oklahoma all showed rising cases as results came in over the weekend.
The most staggering spike occurred in Florida with 4049 confirmed coronavirus infections as of Saturday.
The same ABC analysis noted that hospitalizations for severe COVID-19 cases have risen in 17 states, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
On Monday, Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council and Chief Economic Advisor to the White House, told CNBC at a “second wave” of COVID-19 cases is not coming and that lawmakers will likely develop another coronavirus stimulus package by the end of the month.
“There is no second wave coming – It’s just hot spots,”. Kudlow said. “They send in CDC teams, we’ve got the testing procedures, we’ve got the diagnostics, we’ve got the PPE. And so I really think it’s a pretty good situation.”
South Korea says it has a second wave of COVID-19 infections
South Korea had been an early success story in shutting down coronavirus infections. But now, health officials there say they believe the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.
The head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC), Jung Eun-kyeong, said the first wave lasted up until April but says that new clusters have emerged as parts of the country have opened up, especially spiking over the last 24 hours.
Dr. Jeong says the resurgence has led her to conclude a second wave of the virus has begun and she expects it to continue, the BBC reported.
As a resurgence of coronavirus is happening across the nation, a growing number of younger individuals between the ages of 20 and 30 are becoming infected, especially in Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas.
Some health experts believe this is occurring because this age demographic holds more of the front-line service jobs which puts them at an increased risk, as well as, younger people have a greater tendency to ignore social distancing measures.