Authorities in South Carolina reported the first death of a child from a coronavirus in the state.
In South Carolina, more than 56,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, and 950 people have died, state health officials said.
On Saturday, a record number of new cases was registered – 2,239, but on Sunday, this figure fell to 1,952.
Authorities reported ten new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.
More than 22 percent of the state’s coronavirus tests reported on Sunday came back positive. The increase in the percentage of positive results indicates the spread of the virus.
Against this background, the University of South Carolina abandoned plans to hold a full-time graduation ceremony. It was expected to take place on August 8 at the football stadium, but now it will be held in a virtual format on the same day.
On Saturday, South Carolina authorities reported the first death of a child from a coronavirus. It is said that he was not even five years old.
On Saturday, 1,396 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in this state. This figure exceeded 1,000 hospital admissions on June 29 for the first time and has not fallen below this mark since. As of Friday, more than 75 percent of hospital beds were full.
Researchers at the Harvard Institute of global health included South Carolina in the list of states whose residents are recommended to refuse to travel due to the increase in the incidence of diseases.