Several U.S. governors, from the coastal states of New Jersey and California to the heartland of Iowa and Ohio, acted to restrict gatherings and boost face-coverings in confronting a coronavirus surge they warned is out of control.
The United States recorded more than 1 million new Covid-19 cases in the past week as new infections rose in every state except for Hawaii, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.
Chicago’s mayor issued a month-long stay-at-home advisory, and Detroit’s public schools called a halt to in-person instruction to curb the spread of the coronavirus as more than a dozen U.S. states reported a doubling of new Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks.
The coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States as the country elected a new president, with the daily number of new infections hitting record highs for four straight days.
The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally.
Premiums for an average health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act dropped by 2% for the 2021 coverage year, according to a report released by the Trump administration, which is seeking to invalidate the 2010 healthcare law.
The number of new Covid-19 cases rose 11% in the United States last week compared to the previous seven days, with infections spreading rapidly in the Midwest, which reported some of the highest positive test rates, according to a Reuters analysis.
Covid-19 shattered records for new cases in the U.S. Midwest, straining hospitals, and will darken New York’s Broadway theaters until June, a decision the Actors’ Equity Association union called “difficult but responsible.”
The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the United States fell 15 percent last week from the previous seven days, and deaths fell for a fourth week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.
Coronavirus deaths in the United States topped 190,000 along with a spike in new cases in the U.S. Midwest with states like Iowa and South Dakota emerging as the new hotspots.