South Carolina reported its highest number of new cases for a fourth consecutive day on Saturday, as Alabama and Florida documented their highest numbers for a third day in a row.
South Carolina counted 785 new cases on Saturday, the highest one-day increase recorded since the coronavirus pandemic struck the state, according to data from The New York Times. Friday’s report had 729 new cases, Thursday’s saw 682 and Wednesday’s counted 531.
The state has recorded a total of 17,955 cases and 599 deaths. It was one of the last to issue a stay-at-home order and among the first to reopen on May 4. But the rise in daily cases is not limited to the Palmetto State, as Alabama and Florida also reached their peaks on Saturday, according to Times data.