(HealthDay News) — Led by states in the South and West, COVID-19 deaths in the United States have started a long-anticipated increase, data show.

The seven-day rolling average for daily reported deaths in the United States increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10, according to an Associated Press analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.

During that time period, daily reported deaths increased in 27 states. Many of those states are averaging fewer than 15 new deaths per day, while certain states are pushing the nationwide rise in COVID-19 deaths.

California is averaging 91 reported deaths per day, Texas is averaging 66, and Florida, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, and South Carolina also had significant increases, the data show.


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