Coronavirus tally: Daily average of COVID-19 cases climbs to 3-month high, as hospitalizations also rise


The daily average for new COVID-19 cases climbed to a three-month high as hospitalizations have also increased, while deaths slipped. The seven-day average of new cases was 87,522 on Thursday, up 59% in two weeks and the highest number seen since Feb. 21, according to a New York Times Tracker. The state with the biggest increase in new cases from two weeks ago was Mississippi, which saw a 251% increase, followed by Missouri, which saw a 218% rise. The daily average of hospitalizations was 20,070, up 20% from two weeks ago and the highest daily average since March 23. Meanwhile, the daily average of deaths was 321, down 4% from two weeks ago. On Thursday, President Joe Biden mourned the one million Americans that died from COVID-19, saying flags would be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 16.

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