What’s going on?
- South Dakota is right behind with 1.2, and Texas is nearby with 1.16. Utah’s is 1.01.
What they’re saying:
- “It’s just a glaring example of how we need to be serious about this. We need to wear masks, we need to social distance.” — Dr. Scott Miscovich (Hawaii News Now)
- “That is very, very high.” — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (Hawaii News Now)
So what’s next?
Hawaii Gov. David Ige has considered a stay-at-home order for Oahu and may delay the return of tourists to the state because of the recent COVID-19 spikes, according to USA Today. The state had 355 new infections on Thursday and has seen 40 new deaths overall.