More young people throughout the South are reportedly testing positive for the coronavirus, as states reopen bars, restaurants and other popular locales with lessening social distancing requirements.
Florida Could Become the Next COVID-19 Epicenter, Model Shows.A team of scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania say the state has “all the markings of the next large epicenter.”.CNN reported the team also added that the state is at risk of being the “worst it has ever been.”.Florida recorded its highest single day jump in coronavirus infections on Monday, with nearly 2,800 new cases.The state has tallied 82,719 total COVID-19 cases and 3,018 dea
During the last two weeks, Alabama had the second-highest number of new cases per capita in the nation. South Carolina was fourth. Louisiana and Mississippi were also in the top 10.
As of Monday morning, Alabama had more than 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than a quarter of the cases reported in the last two weeks.
In Florida, where health experts are predicting will be the virus’ next epicenter, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the median age was 37 for newly diagnosed coronavirus cases during the last week. In the state, 62% of new cases for the week of June 7 were under 45 years old, he said.