A trio of large Southern states that moved aggressively to reopen during the coronavirus crisis have seen new cases and deaths largely hold steady since then — despite several controversies in regard to their data.
Georgia, which scrapped its stay-at-home order on April 24, reported 862 cases Thursday — fewer than the 946 new cases the day before, according to state data.
Florida, which began reopening on May 4, reported 1,204 new cases, bringing the total to 48,675.
Meanwhile, President Trump says all places of worship should be considered “essential services” and urged governors to reopen them immediately.
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