Timeline: Evolving U.S. Policies

As infections surge again across the U.S., states are cracking down on mask-wearing and rolling back reopenings. SmartNews is tracking policy changes here.

UPDATES
9 hours ago
De Blasio announces $10K fines, checkpoints for travelers flouting NYC quarantine
1 day ago
Ohio orders most students to wear masks at public schools
1 day ago
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves orders statewide mask mandate
1 day ago
Houston to enforce masks with fines
7/31/2020
Several Wisconsin law enforcement authorities say they won’t enforce mask mandate
7/30/2020
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves orders mask mandate for eight more counties
7/30/2020
Gov. Tony Evers requires all Wisconsin residents to wear face masks while indoors until the end of September
7/28/2020
Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota added to New York State COVID-19 travel advisory list
7/27/2020
Indiana Gov. Holcomb issues statewide mask order
7/24/2020
Oregon Gov. Brown sued over Oregon mask mandate expansion
Confirmed Cases Deaths†
4,818,328
+47,092 Today
+53,668 Yesterday
157,930
+1,123 Today
+1,338 Yesterday

Last Updated: 8/5/2020, 18:23 PDT

State Trends

Rising
6
Falling
18
Flat
26

Total State Cases

>100,000 50,001-100,000 20,001-50,000 5,001-20,000 1-5,000

Reopening Status Map

ReopenedReopeningHaltedClosing again

New U.S. Cases

August 4
+53,668
Trend
Flat

Total U.S. Cases

Confirmed cases
4,818,328
Deaths
157,930

Tests

Positive-Test Rate
7.9%
More than 50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
10-50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
State/Territory Confirmed New cases yesterday Deaths
Texas 474,420 9,408 7,494
California 528,167 5,828 9,728
Florida 502,739 5,446 7,627
Louisiana 125,943 3,615 4,092
Georgia 201,705 2,513 3,982
Tennessee 114,086 1,805 1,142
Illinois 187,752 1,471 7,770
South Carolina 95,472 1,239 1,894
Missouri 55,614 1,208 1,298
Virginia 95,049 1,145 2,274
Ohio 96,303 1,143 3,595
North Carolina 129,733 1,085 2,085
Mississippi 63,436 1,074 1,802
Alabama 94,634 1,041 1,694
Arizona 182,203 1,008 3,932
Nevada 52,828 980 890
Oklahoma 40,556 861 582
Pennsylvania 120,446 830 7,254
Indiana 69,975 822 3,007
Michigan 93,891 801 6,477
Arkansas 46,293 784 508
New York 418,225 746 32,754
Wisconsin 56,935 728 969
Maryland 92,426 710 3,536
Kentucky 32,741 689 752
Washington 60,076 664 1,623
Minnesota 57,779 602 1,670
Idaho 22,236 566 210
Massachusetts 119,643 546 8,659
Puerto Rico 19,651 533 246
Colorado 48,970 426 1,851
Utah 42,328 378 327
New Jersey 183,327 356 15,842
Kansas 29,230 350 371
Iowa 46,664 336 900
Oregon 19,977 333 337
North Dakota 7,057 272 108
Nebraska 27,486 222 334
New Mexico 21,804 210 670
Rhode Island 19,481 144 1,012
Hawaii 2,763 143 27
District of Columbia 12,443 85 587
Delaware 15,296 82 587
West Virginia 7,162 81 124
Montana 4,428 81 64
South Dakota 9,168 59 137
Alaska 3,448 53 25
Connecticut 50,225 48 4,437
Wyoming 2,923 36 27
New Hampshire 6,693 33 418
Virgin Islands 481 24 8
Guam 389 14 5
Maine 3,994 7 124
Vermont 1,436 4 57
Grand Princess 103 0 3
Diamond Princess 49 0 0
Northern Mariana Islands 46 0 2

Tracker: Vaccine & Drug Development

Researchers worldwide are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. SmartNews is tracking progress here.

UPDATES
2 hours ago
$29 billion biotech company Moderna just signed a big cloud deal with Amazon Web Services, even as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine accelerates
9 hours ago
The US just struck a deal for 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson
1 day ago
Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine generates promising immune response in early trial, data shows
2 days ago
Russia gears up for mass vaccination against coronavirus despite international skepticism
8/1/2020
NYU doctors try hyperbaric oxygen therapy to fight coronavirus
7/31/2020
Fauci 'optimistic' Americans will get coronavirus vaccine next year
NPR
7/31/2020
U.S. agrees to pay Sanofi and GSK $2.1 billion for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine
7/30/2020
Massachusetts drug maker Pfizer could have 100 million doses of ‘most advanced’ coronavirus vaccine this year
7/29/2020
Russia claims it's on track to approve Covid-19 vaccine by mid-August
CNN
7/28/2020
COVID vaccine study at URMC, Rochester Regional Health enters final stage
Confirmed Recovered Deaths
18,710,668
+167,006 Today
11,284,150
+141,119 Today
704,869
+4,155 Today
>10,000 1,001-10,000 101-1,000 11-100 1-10 0
Country Confirmed Recovered Deaths
United States 4,818,328 - 157,930
Brazil 2,859,073 2,184,733 97,256
India 1,908,254 1,282,215 39,795
Russia 864,948 667,769 14,465
South Africa 529,877 377,266 9,298
Mexico 449,961 357,444 48,869
Peru 439,890 302,457 20,007
Chile 364,723 338,291 9,792
Colombia 334,979 180,258 11,315
Iran 317,483 274,932 17,802
United Kingdom 307,258 1,445 46,295
Spain 305,767 150,376 28,499
Saudi Arabia 282,824 245,314 3,020
Pakistan 281,136 254,286 6,014
Italy 248,803 200,976 35,181
Bangladesh 246,674 141,750 3,267
Turkey 236,112 219,506 5,784
France 228,576 81,764 30,297
Germany 214,113 194,568 9,179
Argentina 213,535 96,948 4,009
Iraq 137,556 98,442 5,094
Canada 119,986 104,362 9,010
Indonesia 116,871 73,889 5,452
Philippines 115,980 66,270 2,123
Qatar 111,805 108,539 178
Kazakhstan 94,882 67,031 1,058
Egypt 94,875 47,182 4,930
Ecuador 88,866 71,168 5,847
China 88,291 81,407 4,677
Bolivia 83,361 25,390 3,320
Sweden 81,540 - 5,760
Oman 80,286 69,803 488
Israel 77,919 51,395 565
Ukraine 77,169 42,784 1,813
Dominican Republic 75,660 40,122 1,222
Belgium 70,648 17,639 9,852
Panama 70,231 44,792 1,553
Kuwait 69,425 60,906 468
Belarus 68,376 63,425 577
United Arab Emirates 61,606 55,385 353
Netherlands 56,750 207 6,173
Romania 56,550 28,584 2,521
Singapore 54,254 47,768 27
Guatemala 53,509 41,199 2,072
Portugal 51,848 37,565 1,740
Poland 48,789 35,321 1,756
Nigeria 44,890 32,165 927
Honduras 44,299 5,921 1,400
Japan 42,663 28,020 1,028
Bahrain 42,514 39,576 154
Armenia 39,586 30,850 770
Ghana 39,075 35,563 199
Kyrgyzstan 38,110 29,513 1,438
Afghanistan 36,829 25,742 1,294
Switzerland 35,927 31,600 1,984
Azerbaijan 33,103 28,840 476
Algeria 33,055 22,802 1,261
Morocco 28,500 19,994 435
Uzbekistan 27,793 18,783 171
Serbia 27,033 0 614
Ireland 26,303 23,364 1,763
Moldova 26,222 18,167 823
Kenya 23,873 9,930 391
Austria 21,566 19,464 719
Venezuela 21,438 11,875 187
Nepal 21,390 15,156 60
Costa Rica 20,417 6,851 191
Ethiopia 20,336 8,598 356
Australia 19,444 10,941 247
El Salvador 18,701 9,111 498
Cameroon 17,718 15,320 391
Czech Republic 17,529 11,909 388
Côte d'Ivoire 16,349 12,191 103
South Korea 14,456 13,406 302
Denmark 14,440 12,958 616
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13,138 6,839 379
West Bank and Gaza 13,065 6,618 89
Bulgaria 12,717 7,154 424
Madagascar 12,222 9,798 127
Sudan 11,780 6,194 763
Macedonia 11,289 7,221 511
Senegal 10,538 6,988 218
Norway 9,409 8,752 256
Kosovo 9,274 5,190 296
Congo 9,253 7,821 215
Malaysia 9,023 8,702 125
Gabon 7,787 5,609 51
Tajikistan 7,625 6,399 61
Guinea 7,575 6,632 49
Haiti 7,532 4,832 171
Finland 7,512 6,980 331
Zambia 7,022 5,667 176
Luxembourg 7,007 5,623 118
Mauritania 6,444 5,291 157
Albania 5,889 3,123 182
Paraguay 5,852 4,645 59
Lebanon 5,417 1,880 68
Croatia 5,376 4,589 154
Djibouti 5,330 5,057 59
Greece 4,974 1,374 210
Equatorial Guinea 4,821 2,182 83
Central African Republic 4,618 1,640 59
Maldives 4,594 2,703 19
Hungary 4,564 3,431 599
Malawi 4,426 2,078 136
Libya 4,224 633 96
Zimbabwe 4,221 1,238 81
Nicaragua 3,902 2,913 123
Congo 3,546 1,589 58
Montenegro 3,411 2,032 57
Thailand 3,328 3,144 58
Somalia 3,227 1,728 93
Swaziland 2,909 1,385 53
Sri Lanka 2,839 2,537 11
Cuba 2,726 2,396 88
Cape Verde 2,689 1,955 27
Mali 2,546 1,950 124
Namibia 2,540 211 12
South Sudan 2,437 1,175 47
Slovakia 2,417 1,777 29
Slovenia 2,208 1,884 124
Lithuania 2,147 1,650 81
Estonia 2,113 1,948 63
Rwanda 2,104 1,237 5
Mozambique 2,079 778 15
Suriname 2,050 1,327 27
Guinea-Bissau 2,032 944 27
Benin 1,936 1,600 38
Iceland 1,926 1,825 10
Sierra Leone 1,860 1,401 67
Yemen 1,763 894 508
Tunisia 1,601 1,233 51
New Zealand 1,569 1,523 22
Angola 1,395 506 62
Uruguay 1,309 1,065 37
Latvia 1,257 1,070 32
Jordan 1,231 1,160 11
Liberia 1,221 699 78
Uganda 1,213 1,102 5
Georgia 1,197 974 17
Cyprus 1,195 856 19
Burkina Faso 1,153 947 54
Niger 1,152 1,057 69
Togo 1,001 690 21
Syria 944 296 48
Andorra 939 825 52
Chad 939 835 75
Malta 926 668 9
Jamaica 920 745 12
Sao Tome and Principe 878 795 15
Botswana 804 63 2
Gambia 799 115 16
Bahamas 751 91 14
Lesotho 726 174 21
Vietnam 717 381 8
Diamond Princess 712 651 13
San Marino 699 657 42
Tanzania 509 183 21
Guyana 497 186 22
Taiwan 476 441 7
Burundi 395 304 1
Comoros 388 340 7
Burma 357 305 6
Mauritius 344 334 10
Mongolia 293 244 0
Eritrea 282 225 0
Cambodia 243 202 0
Trinidad and Tobago 199 135 8
Papua New Guinea 153 44 2
Brunei 141 138 3
Barbados 133 100 7
Seychelles 126 124 0
Monaco 125 105 4
Bhutan 105 93 0
Antigua and Barbuda 92 75 3
Liechtenstein 89 85 1
Belize 72 31 2
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines 55 45 0
Fiji 27 18 1
Saint Lucia 25 24 0
Timor-Leste 25 24 0
Grenada 24 23 0
Laos 20 19 0
Dominica 18 18 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 17 16 0
Vatican 12 12 0
Western Sahara 10 8 1
MS Zaandam 9 0 2

Coronavirus News

  • Last Updated: 8/5/2020, 18:23 PDT
  • Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE
  • †SmartNews is no longer displaying U.S. “recovered” data due to the lack of uniform reporting from state health departments.