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- Nevada reported 497 new cases with a record rolling average for the seventh day in a row.
- Alabama tallied 1,129 new cases Wednesday.
- On Thursday, California, Florida and Arizona reported rolling average highs.
Alabama and Nevada on Thursday reported single-day highs of coronavirus cases as several states across the country are experiencing surges, according to data from The Washington Post.
Nevada reported 497 new cases with a record rolling average for the seventh day in a row. The rolling average is 398, up 66 percent from last week, the Post reports.
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Meanwhile, Alabama tallied 1,129 new cases. The state has recorded a total of 33,206 cases with 896 deaths. The state has added 9,631 cases in the past 14 days.
A surge in COVID-19 cases in southern and western states is threatening to wipe out two months of progress in the U.S., as newly confirmed infections have been falling steadily in early hot spots such as New York and New Jersey.
On Thursday, California, Florida and Arizona reported rolling average highs, the Post reports.
Arizona Thursday reported 3,056 new infections, a drop from its single-day case record of 3,593 reported Wednesday. Hospitalizations hit a high of 2,463.
Both California and Florida reported more than 5,000 new infections for the second time in two days. California on Wednesday topped more than 7,000 cases.
Texas has also become a hot spot for the coronavirus outbreak, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Thursday the state will halt any further phases of reopening as the state continues to post record increases of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
The U.S. on Wednesday set a new single-day record for coronavirus cases. The nation reported 36,880 new cases, surpassing the previous daily record of 36,739 cases set on April 24.
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