Daily coronavirus deaths in the United States spike to 2,389 again after brief decline

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The United States recorded another 2,389 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday after a brief lull in new fatalities.
The national death toll is now 61,568 with 1,065,245 confirmed cases.

Daily deaths were on the decline in recent days, dropping below 2,000 on Saturday and continuing to fall on Sunday and Monday.

New deaths recorded fell to 1,315 Monday, the first time daily fatalities in the U.S. had been this low since April 5.

It began to climb again Tuesday, as did new cases reported. Cases spiked Wednesday with 28,259 new infections.

The sudden return to daily death tolls over 2,000 comes as more states announce they are planning to begin phased reopening even and experts identify as many as 22 new outbreak hotspots across the country.

Data researchers found that there are emerging coronavirus hotspots in small cities and rural counties across eight US states that are lifting lockdown restrictions.

An analysis conducted by data firm Dataminr used artificial intelligence to examine social media posts related to coronavirus and predicts the smaller areas where infections are set to increase.

The firm identified the areas based on clusters of public social media posts that directly referenced, among other things, firsthand accounts of symptoms, relatives who have been infected and testing supply shortages.

The small cities or counties - located in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas - had all seen an increase in the number of social media posts related to COVID-19.

There could be up to 22 emerging coronavirus hotspots in small cities and rural counties across eight US states that are lifting lockdown restrictions, data researchers have found

Those areas where the social media clusters were identified had not yet had a spike in COVID-19 infections, which the analysis suggests could point to them being emerging coronavirus hotspots.

In most cases, the data analysis shows the increase in social media posts occurring several days before the number of infections started to increase.

It aligns with CDC warnings that COVID-19…
By Frances Mulraney Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
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