CDC Warns Daily COVID-19 Cases Rising In Some States

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that daily cases of COVID-19 are currently increasing in some states in the Midwest and the South as national infections begin to level off and deaths continue to slowly decline.

The United States, which has now passed 6.1 million infections, has averaged about 41,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the past week.

Cases are now leveling off following an initial sharp drop in late July, after outbreaks in Sunbelt states recorded average daily rates of 66,000.

Despite the current plateau, new infections are the lowest since late June and have been declining nationwide for six straight weeks now.

Deaths have slowly declined and are currently on average around 860 deaths per day – the lowest since late July.

The United States, which has now passed 6.1 million infections, has averaged about 41,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the past week

Deaths have slowly declined and are currently on average around 860 deaths per day - the lowest since late July

Deaths have slowly declined and are currently on average around 860 deaths per day – the lowest since late July

More than 185,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19.

Deaths, which stagnated nationwide for about three weeks before dropping, are a lagging indicator and can potentially increase several weeks after the decline in new cases begins.

While still high, the current daily death rate in the United States remains below the levels seen in April, when an average of 2,000 people died each day from COVID-19.

Although cases continue to decline across the country, the CDC warned on Tuesday that daily infections were starting to rise in some states

Although cases continue to decline across the country, the CDC warned on Tuesday that daily infections were starting to rise in some states

Although cases continue to decline across the country, the CDC warned on Tuesday that daily infections were starting to rise in some states, particularly in the High Great Plains, Midwest and South.

The CDC urged Americans to wear masks and stay socially distanced.

The warning comes before the Labor Day weekend.

Cases have increased in the United States after the previous holidays, including Memorial Day and July 4.

States where cases of COVID-19 are currently on the increase include Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

In the south, there has been an increase in daily infections in West Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama.

The CDC warned on Tuesday that daily infections were starting to increase in some states, particularly in the High Great Plains, the Midwest and the South.  The agency warned Americans to wear masks and stay socially distanced

The CDC warned on Tuesday that daily infections were starting to increase in some states, particularly in the High Great Plains, the Midwest and the South. The agency warned Americans to wear masks and stay socially distanced

South Dakota has seen a spike in infection in recent weeks.  Some cases are due to the annual South Dakota Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from August 7 to 16.

South Dakota has seen a spike in infection in recent weeks. Some cases are due to the annual South Dakota Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from August 7 to 16.

Many of the new cases reported in Iowa are in counties that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, which hold in-person classes.

Many of the new cases reported in Iowa are in counties that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, which hold in-person classes.

In Iowa, some of the increases may be linked to the reopening of colleges. Others are from South Dakota’s annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from August 7-16.

Most of the new cases in Iowa are in counties that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, which hold in-person classes.

Colleges and universities across the country have experienced epidemics after students return to campus, forcing some to switch to online-only learning.

Meanwhile, Arkansas reported its largest single-day increase in death, while the number of cases at the University of Arkansas’ Fayetteville campus rose to nearly 400.

The Health Department reported 27 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 841.

The University of Arkansas was running tests on its campus until Thursday, which state health secretary Dr Jose Romero said would give the state a better idea of ​​the prevalence of the disease. epidemic in this country. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he expects more than 1,000 test results from students to arrive within the next week. The state reported 615 new confirmed cases, bringing its total to 62,112.

The sharp drop in domestic cases that had been seen over the past month was mainly due to the significant drop in hot spot states of California, Arizona, Florida and Texas after infections peaked there in mid-July .

The hotspot states, along with others with high infection rates across the country, all implemented mitigation measures around July in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

Among the hotspot states that are reducing the national infection rate, California and Texas have implemented statewide mask warrants when in public.

In the absence of statewide orders, some counties in Florida and Arizona have required residents to wear masks.

All four states in the hotspot have closed bars, and all except Florida have also forced gyms to close.

Cases reached record levels in North Dakota last week with 374 cases reported on August 29.  The state total is currently over 12,200

Cases reached record levels in North Dakota last week with 374 cases reported on August 29. The state total currently stands at over 12,200

Minnesota has also reported record highs of new single-day cases in recent days with more than 1,100 cases on August 27.  The state currently has more than 77,000 cases.

Minnesota has also reported single-day records of new cases in recent days with more than 1,100 cases on August 27. The state currently has more than 77,000 cases.

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