COVID cases are spreading fastest in three key warm-weather tourist destinations in the U.S.,the New York Times reported Friday. Miami-Dade County in Florida, Honolulu County in Hawaii and San Juan in Puerto Rico are current averaging at least 85 new cases a day per 100,000 residents and positivity rates exceed 20%, the paper reported from its own database. That compares with 34 new cases on average for the entire U.S. per 100,000 residents and a positivity rate of 13%.
U.S. cases are averaging 109,875 a day, unchanged from two weeks ago, according to the paper’s tracker. The country is averaging 29,321 hospitalizations a day, up 11% from two weeks ago. The daily death toll has fallen to 344 on average, down 4% from two weeks ago. On a global basis, total cases are now above 534.2 million. Total deaths are above 6.3 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. still leading the way with 85.3 million cases and 1,010,805 deaths.
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