Surge Forcing Some Governors to Reverse COVID-19 Policies

US virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack.

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis is deepening rapidly in Arizona, and the governor of Texas is beginning to backtrack after making one of the most aggressive pushes in the nation to reopen his state. The daily count of confirmed cases across the U.S. stands near the peak reached during the dark days of late April. According to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University, the 34,500 COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday were slightly fewer than the day before, but still close to the U.S. daily high of 36,400 from April.