Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and World News – The New York Times

The countrys seven-day death average reached 642 on Friday, up from 471 on July 5, but still a fraction of the more than 2,200 deaths the nation balanced every day in mid-April, when the break out in the Northeast was at its worst. And eight states set single-day death records this week: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee.
South Carolina and Florida were among the first states to reopen and are now among the worst-hit states. Florida struck daily records two times in the last 10 days, and has surpassed 10,000 daily cases five times in that period, revealing 10,360 brand-new infections on Saturday.
In South Carolina, National Guard soldiers were expected to be contacted to help medical facilities in the state handle the increased stress on the health care system. The Department of Health and Environmental Control reported the very first death of a child in the state, according to a press release. The kid was younger than 5 and from the Midlands region of the state, according to the release, which did not otherwise identify the child.
South Carolina has had more than 54,000 coronavirus cases and more than 950 deaths as of Saturday, according to a New York Times database.
Gov. Henry McMaster revealed that the sale of alcohol in all bars and dining establishments would be forbidden after 11 p.m., starting Saturday night. Mr. McMaster said he hoped the relocation would help in reducing transmission among young people. More than 20 percent of the states validated cases remain in people ages 21 to 30, health authorities stated.
Florida and Texas closed bars once again last month, and bars across Las Vegas and Reno shut down for the second time at midnight on Friday. Public health professionals have said the infection has actually spread out rapidly through bars since people remain, drink and often have to yell or get closer to hear each other over blasting music.
Louisiana has more cases per capita than all but New York and New Jersey, and on Friday, the state taped more than 2,600 favorable tests, more than any day because April 2.