Coronavirus Numbers Spike In Multiple States Over The Weekend

There were large spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations this weekend in multiple states.

Oklahoma, California, Mississippi, South, and Florida are among the states that saw a surge in COVID-19 cases since easing up on stay-at-home orders.

On Sunday, Oklahoma saw a record jump of 78 cases, bringing the state’s number of confirmed cases to 10,515.

According to the Associated Press, Oklahoma Health Commissioner  Dr. Lance Frye said the surge was expected after the state started reopening at the end of April.

Over in California, a record number of hospitalizations were recorded, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. As of Saturday, there were 3,574 confirmed COVID-19 cases in hospitals, the highest since April 1. 1,163 of those cases were in intensive care.

The Mississippi State Department of Health said on Friday there were 519 cases, a record high.

And in South Carolina, The Post and Courier said there were 1,157 new cases as of  Saturday with Charleston County leading the surge. There are now a total of 24,661 cases statewide and 653 deaths.

Florida is among the worst-hit states, with a total number of infections near 100,000, the state health department reports.

There were 3,494 new cases on Sunday, bringing the number of positive cases to 97,291, with 3,161 deaths.

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