Record-breaking coronavirus cases and deaths in several U.S. states are dimming hopes of economic recovery, with cellphone data showing shoppers are staying away from stores in areas where cases are rising the most.
In Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, which were among the first states to reopen commerce in May, retail foot traffic now lags levels elsewhere.
More than 63,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported Wednesday in the U.S., the greatest single-day tally of cases by any country since the virus emerged late last year in China.
U.S. deaths rose by more than 900 for the second straight day.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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