The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have gone up in some states, a bleak reminder that the pandemic that's infected more than 2 million people is not over.
More than 115,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As of Saturday, coronavirus cases were still increasing in 18 states -- several of which saw record or near-record highs. In 17 states, the numbers were trending downward, and numbers remained steady in 13 states.
Texas saw more than 2,200 people hospitalized with coronavirus Saturday, bypassing a record high the previous day, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. North Carolina set a record with 823 hospitalizations Saturday.
The states where numbers surged: Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Alabama and South Carolina recorded an increase of over 50% in the past week as compared to the previous one.
The increase in coronavirus cases in several states is not necessarily a second spike, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases. "However, when you start to see increases in hospitalization, that's a surefire situation that you've got to pay close attention to," he said Friday.
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