Florida, Arizona, Nevada, South Carolina: All Count Record-Breaking Number Of Coronavirus Infections, Again

TOPLINE Health officials in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and South Carolina all reported record-high numbers of latest daily Covid-19 cases another time Saturday, as states scramble to address surges in Covid-19 infections that have plagued the southern and western U.S. this week.




KEY FACTS

  • 9,585 new confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported by the Florida Department of Health on Saturday alone, passing up the previous record for many new daily infections set just the day before, the third time on Florida has broken its record for brand new cases reported in a very day, in step with the Orlando Sentinel.
  • Arizona also hit a division of infections Saturday when the state recorded 3,591 new daily cases, a match of its record assault Tuesday.
  • Nevada’s state officials confirmed 1,099 new daily cases Saturday, over double the previous record of 507 the state counted Thursday, reportedly the fourth record set within the past week.
  • In South Carolina, 1,599 new cases were reported Saturday, far above the prior record of 1,290 set Tuesday.
  • Saturday’s numbers are the most recent record-breaking figures during a surge of confirmed Covid-19 infections that are largely concentrated in southern and western states that rolled back their pandemic restrictions early.

KEY BACKGROUND

The recent spikes in cases have led states like Texas, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Nevada to cut back their reopening plans. Florida, together with Texas, close up bars statewide Friday in a very bid to slow viral transmission. The people testing positive are increasingly young and under the age of 30. The recent increase in infections led to Arizona hospitals state-wide to activate surge plans which will increase intake capacity and permit for the treatment of more patients.