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As Illinois Cases Drop, Coronavirus Surges Through Sun Belt

Social distancing signs are posted at one of the bars closed for the next 30 days due to the surge in coronavirus cases Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Ross D. Franklin

As Illinois Cases Drop, Coronavirus Surges Through Sun Belt

After dipping throughout May, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. began surging in June in states like Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.

How devastating that surge will be and how long it will continue is hard to forecast, but one thing is clear: COVID-19 continues to infect — and kill — Americans.

Reset checks in with a reporter who tracks the spread of the virus state by state.

GUEST: Rob Meyer, staff writer at the Atlantic, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project

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