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7-day average of COVID-19 cases in US above 70,000 as states reopen, life resumes amid ongoing pandemic

traffic is returning to pre-pandemic levels and travel is increasing, despite a worrisome increase in daily new cases.On Jan. 2, there were more than 300,000 COVID-19 cases reported in a single day in the U.S.

That number eventually dipped to as low as 38,000 new daily cases on March 14, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On March 10, Texas increased capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. Many states followed suit, and daily new reported cases have since inched back up to more than 70,000 on April 12. On March 29, U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said she felt a sense of "impending doom" as COVID-19 cases rose once again across the country. Walensky has

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