California compelled much of the state to close shop and stay at home on Dec. 7, when some of the harshest coronavirus restrictions in the United States came into effect one day after the state set a record with more than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases.
The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier, according to a Reuters tally.
The United States saw the country’s highest-ever number of new Covid-19 cases in the past two days, keeping the pandemic a top election issue as Vice President Mike Pence travels the U.S. to campaign despite close aides testing positive.
The number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States last week rose 13% to more than 393,000, approaching levels last seen during the summer peak, according to a Reuters analysis.
Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest and beyond are battling surges in Covid-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels in an ominous sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder.
The number of new Covid-19 cases in the United States rose two weeks in a row in 27 out of 50 states, with North Carolina and New Mexico both reporting increases above 50% last week, according to a Reuters analysis.
Walmart Inc. said the company would run a pilot project to deliver self-collection test kits for coronavirus through automated drones at customers’ doorsteps.
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is adding 462 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina over five years.
Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP intensified as six more U.S. states announced lawsuits.