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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Covid Cases Are Spiking in Southern U.S. States, Dwarfing Earlier Hot Spots” – below is their description.
Coronavirus cases in the South are rising quickly and account for a larger portion of the U.S. total than anywhere else.
The region saw 82,074 new cases on average this week, about 20,000 more than the Midwest’s peak in November. In Alabama, more than 45% of tests over the past two weeks came back positive, according to Bama Tracker, an unofficial but authoritative tally.
Most Southern states saw average cases climbing Monday compared with the week prior. Tennessee and South Carolina stood out in the Census-defined region with the worst new case rates over the past seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The case load has filtered through to the region’s hospitals, where 41% of the nation’s Covid-19 patients are being treated. Texas and Florida are the largest contributors, but scaled for population, Alabama has one of the most strained hospital systems in the country.
The surge comes as the nation turns it attention to the South, specifically Georgia, where a runoff election Tuesday is set to determine control of the U.S. Senate for the first two years of Joe Biden’s presidency. Georgia reported 4,030 new cases Monday, and cases are rising, though winter holidays may still be altering the data and overstating some spikes.
Nationally, the U.S. recorded 177,669 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. In total, the virus has killed about 353,640 people in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University data.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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It is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest.
The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms its western border.
Nashville is the state’s capital and largest city, with a 2019 population of 670,820 and a 2019 metro population of 1,934,317. Tennessee’s second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 651,073 and metro population of 1,346,045 in 2019.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most visited national park, is located in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee–North Carolina border.