Cases had been recorded in all but two states as of Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 44 states and Washington, DC in late July and 14 states and Washington, DC in early June.
Overall, the US has reported more than 6,000 cases since early May. The total number worldwide exceeds 25,000.
The seven-day moving average of reported new cases rose from an average of 154 on July 20 to an average of 279 on August 3, according to an NBC News analysis of CDC data.
The virus is mainly transmitted through close physical contact. Recent cases mainly affect men who have sex with men.
The World Health Organization last month declared the outbreak a public health emergency. For the past week, California, Illinois and the state of New York have issued emergency declarations over the ongoing spread of monkeypox.
Dana Varinsky contributed.
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