The decision to undo the reopening in these areas underscores the challenge cities, states, universities and corporations face in trying to reconcile the need to reopen the economy with ensuring public health and safety during the pandemic bring to.
The US hit the highest daily rate of new cases in almost two months on Friday.
Only four states – Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas – report a decrease in new coronavirus cases compared to the previous week.
Climbing coronavirus cases led de Blasio to take what he described as “necessary” to “rewind” reopenings in nine boroughs in Brooklyn and Queens where the test positivity rate was above 3% for at least seven consecutive days .
Elsewhere, however, the municipalities are taking preliminary steps to reopen.
Students who have opted for face-to-face learning will return to school buildings in Florida̵
The county reported 329 new cases and four deaths on Sunday and continues to lead the state with 172,205 cases, 24% of all Florida cases, according to the Florida Department of Health.
According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), returns will be staggered for students who have opted for face-to-face learning, with pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and special needs students returning first Go to school.
“The air filters have been replaced, the front offices are properly equipped, our buses have hand sanitizer and signs, and our empty classrooms are ready to welcome the students back,” tweeted MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Sunday.
Break a record
Florida is among the 23 states where reports of new coronavirus cases have remained stable compared to the previous week.
Cases have risen in the week in another 23 states.
Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are all trending up.
Kentucky reported a record number of new cases on Saturday and announced the next day that the week was unprecedented.
“I don’t normally provide an update on Sunday, but with 616 new cases of COVID-19 today, we broke the previous weekly record we set just last week,” Governor Andy Beshear said in a press release. “This week we now have 6,126 new cases of COVID-19. We have to do better.”
The state reported 1,275 new cases on Saturday, the highest number of new cases ever reported in a day. A total of 72,617 cases and 1,209 cases have been reported since the pandemic began.
Of the 616 new cases reported on Sunday, 76 are children aged 18 years and younger. 16 of the children are 5 years and younger, including a 5 month old child.
Hundreds have been monitored for the virus
Local officials in Washington and New Jersey are working to control the outbreaks in their areas.
At the University of Washington, at least 144 students in fraternity houses had tested positive for the virus by Saturday afternoon, the university said.
While the school’s testing efforts “found few positive cases among students and students in the dormitory, faculty …, a new outbreak has been detected in the Greek UW community,” the school told students on Thursday.
Over the summer, the school treated a separate outbreak and identified a total of 154 positive cases, the school said.
In New Jersey, health officials reached 206 people who attended events with President Donald Trump in Bedminster the week he was diagnosed with coronavirus, according to a press release.
The officials recommend the exposed self-monitors for symptoms and quarantine if they are in close contact with the president and his staff. The contact tracing is ongoing, officials said.
CNN’s Dakin Andone, Sheena Jones, Gisela Crespo, Hollie Silverman and Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.