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6 States Set COVID Death Record as Virus Rages On

6 States Set COVID Death Record as Virus Rages OnAlthough cases are going downward nationwide, many parts of the country cannot control COVID-19, "according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday. The U.S. has reported more than 6.6 million cases and 195,900 deaths. Globally, there have been more than 29.5 million cases and 935,900 fatalities." Here are the states that set records for number of deaths reported Tuesday. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.1 Alabama"The state's death toll is now 2,253, up 32 from yesterday," reports The state also set a record for new cases. Meanwhile, "The University of Alabama has suspended 33 students and disciplined another 639 this week after recent violations of the school's COVID-19 policies," reports AJC.2 Arkansas"Arkansas reported 139 new 'probable' coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, pushing the state's death toll to 1,003," reports KATV. "The new deaths are of those who were diagnosed as probable cases with antigen tests or those who had COVID-19 as a contributing or underlying factor on their death certificate, health officials said Tuesday during a news conference."3 Kansas"The coronavirus death toll increased in Kansas and the Wichita area over the weekend as the Sedgwick County case count surpassed 8,000," reports "The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 534 total deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, which was an increase of 23 from Friday."4 Kentucky"Gov. Andy Beshear announced 745 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in Kentucky to 58,000. He also signed an order allowing bars and restaurants to stay open an extra hour, until 11 p.m," reports "Beshear also announced nine new deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 1,074."5 Montana"Montana state health officials reported two additional deaths and 139 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to the Montana Response COVID-19 tracking map," reports KTVQ. "The state death toll now stands at 140. Two additional deaths were reported by Yellowstone County health officials Tuesday."6 North Dakota"A total of 172 people have died so far in North Dakota as a result of COVID-19," reports KXNet. The state also set a record for new cases. "The North Dakota Department of Health Tuesday morning has confirmed 235 new cases of COVID-19 in the state during testing September 14, bringing the total positives since testing began to 16,064."7 Tennessee"The health department reported 957 new cases, bringing the state to 175,231 total cases, a 0.5% day-to-day increase since Monday," reports WKRN. "TDH also confirmed 30 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 2,127 total deaths."8 How to Avoid COVID-19 in Your StateAs for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Mask up, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, make sure your restaurant (if you must go to one) follows safety protocols, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

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