The nation’s top infectious disease expert just warned that seven states could see a new surge in COVID-19 infections if citizens aren’t careful over Labor Day weekend. In an interview with Bloomberg News, published on Sept. 3rd, Anthony Fauci, MD, reeled off a list midwestern states that are “starting to see an increase in the percent positive of their testing; that is generally predictive that there’s going to be a problem.”
Given that a holiday weekend is here, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been making the case this week that Americans should not let their guard down and should continue to abide by COVID-19 mitigation efforts designed to limit the spread of the virus. (After all, both Memorial Day and July 4th weekends were followed by a surge in cases.) But he seems especially concerned about the seven states we’ve listed right here—all of which referenced in his interview with Bloomberg News. Read on to see if yours is among them. And for more essential coronavirus coverage, make sure you’re fully up-to-speed on the 98 Longest Lasting COVID Symptoms You Need to Know About.