Transcript for Arizona, Texas set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations
Now to the latest on the coronavirus emergency. Arizona and Texas setting new records while over the weekend, Florida reported its biggest one-day increase in cases since the pandemic started. Victor Oquendo joins us now from Miami, Florida, with more. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning. You can add South Carolina to the list of states setting records over the weekend. Here in Florida, cases have been climbing for about two weeks and officials are watching closely the mayor of the city of Miami telling "Gma" over the weekend, he would not rule out issuing another stay-at-home order if cases continue to rise. This morning the spread of covid-19 show nothing signs of slowing across nearly half the country. Over the weekend 22 states reporting alarming increases in daily number of new cases. Florida experiencing a steady climb for nearly two weeks with the last two days topping 2,000 new cases each. Seeing as high as a 35% rise between Friday and Saturday. Florida's governor explaining the rise is due to increased testing in nursing home, agricultural communities and prisons. We can't just describe this to increase testing. This is a real increase in case numbers. Reporter: University of south Florida professor Dr. Thomas unash says in reality as much as 60% of the new cases can be attributed to asymptomatic spreaders and the state could see 10,000 new cases every day. The rate we're moving at right now and don't really do much else we'll probably see around 12,000 to 13,000 cases in the first week of July. Reporter: Nearly every beach in the sunshine state has officially re-opened. Some hoped it would struggle in the summer heat but as the temperature has risen had some areas so has the number. In South Carolina where tourism is on the rise hotel occupancy rates are rebounding back to prepandemic levels but the state setting back-to-back days of record cases Friday and Saturday. I am more concerned about covid-19 in South Carolina than I have ever been before. Reporter: Houston, the nation's fourth largest city where restaurants opened to 75% capacity last week reported more than 300 new cases of covid-19 every day since. Prompting officials to consider issuing another stay-in-place in Dallas, more cause for concern. Despite wearing masks, gloves and eye protection while protesting both Katherine Boswell and Samantha Garcia tested positive. You could think you have allergies but could be spreading a virus and that's my biggest thing is it's like we have still to take care of each other. Reporter: The average age of patients is dropping but new York, once considered the epicenter of the virus, recorded its lowest number of deaths and hospitalizations since the beginning of the outbreak. But scenes like these from over the weekend of crowded bars and restaurants waving a red flag for the governor. Don't think, well, now we're re-opening, everything is fine. You stop doing what you're doing, you'll see those numbers turn. Reporter: And in an interview over the weekend Dr. Anthony Fauci said a full return to normal could still be about a year away with the virus returning in cycles. Whit. Important to keep that in mind, Victor Oquendo, thank you so much. We appreciate it.
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