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CDC fears spike in COVID-19 after packed beaches on spring break

The CDC says the nation could see another surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming months. Healthcare professionals say spring break travels could lead to a spike in cases.

While more and more Americans are being vaccinated, infection numbers are still dangerously high. According to the CDC, new cases averaged 60,000 daily in the past week.

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Divya Ahuja with Prisma Health says spring break festivities could lead to further spread of the virus.

“If we have to sacrifice the spring break for a pleasant summer, that’s a sacrifice all of us, young, old, middle ages should be willing to make,” Dr. Ahuja said.

USC students and roommates Koko Obetz and Ally Addy say they just returned from Florida. “My roommate and I went to Florida to visit my parents,” Obetz said. “We’ve been stuck here for quite some time,” Addy said. #WakeUpCLT #COVID19 #springbreak

FULL STORY: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/cdc-fears-nation-could-see-another-covid19-spike/101-d912efcd-f0a3-4096-baf1-764362dab7d3

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