Although coronavirus cases are decreasing countrywide, deaths are increasing in some states at an alarming rate—and not the states you'd expect. "A USA Today analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Saturday shows three states had a record number of deaths in the last week," according to the paper. Read on to learn about which ones, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
"'We're facing the challenge of our lifetimes and we must do better,' Kentucky's Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday while announcing that The Bluegrass State had set a record for the second straight week for most positive cases with 4,742, up from 4,503 the previous week," according to USA Today. "We're trying to keep our businesses open and get our economy to bounce back. We're going to get our kids back in school later this month. We're trying to get high school sports up and going and keep them going," said Gov. Beshear in a written statement. "So, we really need you to help us on all the other things like wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently and social distancing."
Among the many sources of the latest outbreaks: "A new report from St. Louis County shows a jump in new COVID-19 cases among high school students for the last two weeks of August," reports Fox 2. "County Executive, Sam Page, called it an explosion of cases and pointed to youth sports as a source. He signaled that fall high school sports like soccer and football could be pushed back until spring."
"A Sioux County man with COVID-19 has died, and the state has set an active case record three days in a row, according to data the North Dakota Department of Health reported Sunday," reports the Bismarck Tribune. "He was the 156th person to die with the disease in North Dakota."
Dr. Fauci Warns of Other States in Trouble
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned this weekend that the following states needed to be careful: Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Arkansas. Each is having a rise in cases that signals things aren't going well.
How You Can Avoid COVID-19
No matter where you live, wear a face mask, social distance, wash your hands frequently, avoid crowds and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.