An increase in cases was reported over a staggering 36 US states last week. In Florida, officials registered 9,855 new cases on Saturday, a one-time record since the pandemic began. On Sunday, the state reported a further 8,530 new cases.
The governor of Texas, the second most populous state in the United States, paused in the region's phased reopening plan Thursday and ordered additional restrictions on businesses including bars.
The governors of states including Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina have all announced that they will not advance to the next phase of reopening.
Some governors have partly attributed state waves to more widespread testing – but former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden told Fox News on Sunday that the increase in cases across the South of the United States was due to the country reopening too soon.
Other countries that had begun to come out of shutdown are also struggling as officials struggle with local outbreaks.
In China, around 400,000 people in Anxin County near Beijing have been placed under lockdown measures following a slight increase in cases in the area.
People in the area are only allowed to send a family member out of the house every day to buy supplies, and all non-locally registered vehicles are prohibited from entering the province, a statement from the local authority said.
Elsewhere, India has recorded more than 100,000 new Covid-19 infections lately. six days as cases grow across the country. Fears are mounting over the situation in Delhi where hospitals are struggling with a lack of medication and beds for patients.
On Monday, the National Health Ministry said that 548,318 people had been totally infected, while 16,475 had died.
CNN's Christina Maxouris, Eliott C. McLaughlin, Swati Gupta, Shawn Deng and Isaac Yee contributed to this report.