New Covid-19 cases rising rapidly across US

October 20, 2020

New coronavirus infections are growing rapidly across the US, with new hospital admissions also increasing around the country. Nearly 70,000 new cases were recorded last Friday - the highest number of new infections seen in one day since July.

Cases have been trending upward for 48 states over the past week. Only two states, Missouri and Vermont, are recording numbers that are improving.

Dealing with the pandemic has continued to be a central issue in the US election.