Despite the Trump administration declaring credit for “ending” the Covid-19 crisis, the U.S. reports more than 500,000 new cases, a record, hit on Tuesday

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Ivana Venema-Nunez, Reporter

The United States reported a record of more than 500,000 new cases over the past week, as states and cities resorted to stricter and some new measures to contain the virus that is raging across the country, especially the American heartland.

The record was broken Tuesday, even as the Trump administration announced what it called its first-term scientific accomplishments, in a press release that included “ending” the covid-19 pandemic.

Cities and states across the nation are implementing new restrictions and guidelines—even as the Trump administration announced the alleged “accomplishment” of ending the Covid-19 pandemic.

Elected officials and Americans hit hard with the virus across the nation are crying “foul” with the latest Trump administration declaration.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Tuesday that he was stopping all indoor dining and bar service in Chicago beginning at the end of the week.

Arizona still faces COVID-19 cases above 1,000 new reported cases on a daily basis amidst the White House’s science office claims of “accomplishments.”

 Even while the Trump administration report was released, in Arizona, COVID-19 cases have risen by 1,158 and 16 new known deaths on Tuesday, according to the Arizona Republic.

These reported cases have been relatively higher numbers but still below the rates in 24 other states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 tracker, at the time of publishing.

In total, Arizona’s COVID-19 cases rose to 240,122 and known deaths were at 5,891, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services daily report.

Arizona is ranked 10th in the country with the highest death rate of COVID-19 at 81 per 100,000 people as of Monday, according to the CDC, while the U.S. average is 68 deaths per 100,000 people.

According to the New York Times, new measures in other states include nightly business curfew in New Jersey, a two-week stay-at-home order in El Paso, Texas and a halt to all indoor dining in Chicago.