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COVID Numbers Are Now Spiking Again in These 10 States

After weeks of steady decline, coronavirus case numbers in the United States have officially begun to plateau. Unfortunately, the steep drop ended with national daily case numbers remaining quite high, with more than 76,000 cases reported on Feb. 27, according to The Washington Post. But recent data also shows that some states are seeing a worse reversal of fortune than others, with COVID numbers spiking significantly in many places once again. Read on to see which areas are seeing cases jump the most, and for more on what might be coming next in the pandemic, check out This Is When We Can Expect the Next COVID Surge, Experts Say.According to The Post, national figures show that there were 143 new COVID cases over the past seven days per 100,000 people as of March 1. This represents a five percent increase from the previous week, with more than a dozen states seeing a double-digit percentage spike in their own respective new cases over the same time period.”Things are tenuous. Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters at a White House briefing on Feb. 26. “We may be done with the virus, but clearly, the virus is not done with us. We cannot get comfortable or give into a false sense of security that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.”Chief White House COVID adviser Anthony Fauci, MD, echoed his colleague’s concerns during an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation on Feb. 28. “The thing we don’t want is to have it plateau at 70,000 per day. That’s exactly the thing that happened during previous surges,” he said, warning that the current situation was “very dangerous, particularly given the fact that we have these variants around.”To find out which states are currently seeing COVID cases spike the most, according to The Post, as of March 1, keep reading, and for more on the areas concerning Fauci, check out Dr. Fauci Just Said That He’s Worried About COVID in These 2 States. 10 Connecticut New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 192Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 19 percent 9 Delaware New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 212Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 19 percentAnd for more on when things may finally go back to normal, check out This Is When the COVID Pandemic Will Be Completely Over, Experts Say. 8 Hawaii New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 27Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 22 percent 7 Michigan New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 93Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 27 percentAnd for more on what you might expect after you get your shots, check out Doctors Are Warning You to “Be Prepared” for This After Your Second Dose. 6 Maine New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 87Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 27 percent 5 Tennessee New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 144Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 28 percentAnd for more COVID news sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. 4 Louisiana New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 127Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 38 percent 3 Mississippi New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 138Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 43 percentAnd for more on how to use PPE properly, check out If You’re Layering These Masks, the CDC Says to Stop Immediately. 2 Arkansas New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 229Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 73 percent 1 Texas New cases in last seven days per 100,00o people: 193Percent change in daily cases in last seven days: Up 99 percentAnd for more on where you can get immunized in your area, check out You’ll Be Able to Get Vaccinated at Any Walgreens by This Date.