Coronavirus cases are rising in half the United States
Coronavirus cases increased over the last week in half of the United States as the country is averaging about 43,000 new COVID-19 infections per day, according to an analysis by Axios.
The number of daily new cases increased in 25 states in every region of the country. New Mexico saw the biggest rise, with a more than 50 percent increase over the past week, according to the news outlet.
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At least eight states saw the number of new cases drop over the past week, including Arizona, Florida, Texas and Virginia.
The U.S. has a seven-day average of about 43,000 new cases per day after the number of infections had been falling steadily.
Wisconsin this week reported its highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations on record days as the White House coronavirus task force warned of a rapid worsening in the state last week. Meanwhile, President Trump is set to hold large-scale campaign rallies in the battleground state over the weekend as cases and hospitalizations rise.
The increase in new infections across the country comes as health officials worry the fall and winter months could bring more devastation when the flu season kicks off and people begin to move indoors in tighter spaces because of cooler temperatures.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in August warned the U.S. would need to bring its daily coronavirus case count down to 10,000 by September to get a hold on the outbreak.
More than 7.1 million coronavirus cases and 206,000 deaths have been reported in the U.S. since February.
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