11 August 2020 at 8:03 PM EDT
Deaths in the U.S. again exceed 1,000 as Florida, Georgia reports new daily levels
Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States reached 1,000 on Tuesday after a weekend delay, suggesting the four-day one-day death rate trend will continue for a fourth week.
Of the more than 1
,332 deaths reported Tuesday, Florida and Georgia recorded their highest one-day deaths since the pandemic began, with 277 and 122 coronavirus-related deaths, respectively, according to a data analysis. by The Post. Tuesday marked the first time Georgia has exceeded 100 deaths a day and its highest average reported seven days.
Texas and California also ranked among the deadliest charges, with 220 and 109 dead.
Wisconsin surpassed 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the state’s first death in mid-March.
In addition to Georgia, which has exceeded its average death toll, Puerto Rico and five states – Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia – tied for their highest seven-day death toll, which is considered a metric. accurate than daily figures. The country’s seven-day average for deaths was 1,052.
In 16 states and Puerto Rico, the average seven-day death toll from Tuesday rose from last week, showing an upward trend in more than a quarter of the country. Washington and North Dakota were linked to the largest increase in average deaths.
from Meryl Kornfield and Jacqueline Dupree