Novel coronavirus SARS CoV2, which causes COVID-19. Meanwhile, new COVID mutations called variants have spread across the U.S., including the newer Omicron variant. Microphotography by National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
At the start of September, Florida had more than 21,000 new COVID-19 cases, according to federal data, but this week, the number dropped to 6,904.
That said, Florida’s figure is still the highest in the nation, according to data published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
North Carolina had the second highest number of new COVID cases, at 5,276, followed by Texas (5,271), Ohio (4,899) and Georgia (3,785.)
The lowest of the new COVID cases are South Dakota and Vermont, both below 200 cases.
Keep in mind that the CDC data show New York state (2,163) and New York City (1,809). Combining those figures would add up to 3,972 cases, which would make New York one of the highest figures for new COVID cases. But Florida is still at the top.
Here’s the full list:
|State||New COVID-19 Cases|
|New York City||1,809|
|District of Columbia||238|
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