Coronavirus Infections Trending Upwards Throughout US

Headline Roundup October 23rd, 2020

The number of new daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases is rising in the United States, with some states and regions, such as the Midwest and parts of the West, reportedly seeing significant surges. Multiple reports said there were over 77,000 new virus cases recorded in the U.S. on Thursday. In recent months, scientists and health experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci have warned that surges may arise during the fall and winter.

The surges were covered more prominently by left- and center-rated outlets, which tended to concentrate on situations in different states and how governments and healthcare providers were responding. Some reports from right-rated sources focused more on the reportedly declining death rates among hospitalized coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus Infections Trending Upwards Throughout US

From the Center

The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.

The impact is being felt in every section of the country — a lockdown starting Friday at the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s reservation in South Dakota, a plea by a Florida health official for a halt to children’s birthday parties, dire warnings from Utah’s governor, and an increasingly desperate situation at...

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From the Right

The United States is in the midst of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with case numbers spiking in several states and the overall numbers showing an upward trend.

The New York Times noted that the Midwest and West are experiencing the biggest spike, although the number of COVID-19 cases is going up in many other parts of the country.

Ohio, for example, currently has more people hospitalized with the virus than at any other time during the pandemic, which started earlier this year. North Dakota has the most...

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From the Left

The U.S. is having one of its worst weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but despite that, few states appear prepared to tighten restrictions to bring the spread of coronavirus under control.

By most metrics, Thursday was one of the worst days since the pandemic began. NBC News reported that there were 77,640 new cases, topping its previous record of more than 75,000 set in July, while the New York Times’ database said there were 75,049 new cases. Even this lower number would make Thursday the second-worst day of the...

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