December 24th local time, according to the New York Times database, the number of COVID-19 cases in six states in the southern United States, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Texas, continued to increase last week.
In the week ending December 23, Tennessee recorded more cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents than any other state in the U.S., according to data.
On the 23rd, Alabama had 135 deaths, the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state in a single day.
Florida’s number of viral infections has increased by more than 20% in the past two weeks, and the state’s coronavirus-related numbers will soon surpass its summer coronavirus infections peak.
Dallas County, Texas, added more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 last week. South Carolina’s average number of coronavirus deaths in the past seven days also reached the highest number in the state since September.