Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening
July 1, 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — California closed bars, theaters and indoor restaurant dining all over again across most of the state Wednesday, and Arizona's outbreak grew more severe by nearly every measure as the surging coronavirus crisis across the South and West sent a shudder through the country.
The run-up in confirmed cases has been blamed in part on what's been called "knucklehead behavior" by Americans not wearing masks or obeying social-distancing rules as economies reopened from coast to coast over the past two months.
"The bottom line is the spread of this virus continues at a rate that is p...