The nation’s seven-day loss of life common reached 642 on Friday, up from 471 on July 5, however nonetheless a fraction of the greater than 2,200 deaths the nation averaged every day in mid-April, when the outbreak within the Northeast was at its worst. And eight states set single-day death records this week: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee.
South Carolina and Florida had been among the many first states to reopen and are actually among the many worst-hit states. Florida hit daily records twice in the last 10 days, and has surpassed 10,000 day by day circumstances 5 instances in that interval, asserting 10,360 new infections on Saturday.
In South Carolina, Nationwide Guard troops had been anticipated to be called in to assist hospitals within the state deal with the elevated pressure on the well being care system. The Division of Well being and Environmental Management reported the primary loss of life of a kid within the state, in accordance with a information launch. The kid was youthful than 5 and from the Midlands area of the state, in accordance with the discharge, which didn’t in any other case determine the kid.
South Carolina has had greater than 54,000 coronavirus circumstances and greater than 950 deaths as of Saturday, in accordance with a New York Instances database.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced that the sale of alcohol in all bars and eating places could be prohibited after 11 p.m., starting Saturday night time. Mr. McMaster mentioned he hoped the transfer would assist scale back transmission amongst younger adults. Greater than 20 p.c of the state’s confirmed circumstances are in folks ages 21 to 30, well being officers mentioned.
Florida and Texas closed bars again last month, and bars across Las Vegas and Reno shut down for the second time at midnight on Friday. Public well being consultants have mentioned the virus has unfold rapidly by way of bars as a result of folks linger, drink and sometimes should shout or get nearer to listen to one another over blaring music.
Louisiana has extra circumstances per capita than all however New York and New Jersey, and on Friday, the state recorded greater than 2,600 constructive exams, more than any day since April 2.