COVID-19 cases climbing in U.S., Europe and Canada

Sept. 25, 2020

After a steady decline from summer peaks through the beginning of September, new COVID-19 cases appear to be on the rise again in the United States, according to a news report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. 

According to data from the New York Times, there have been almost 42,000 new cases per day in the country over the past week, a 14 percent increase from the previous two weeks. Among the states seeing the largest increases in new cases over the past 14 days are Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

The US is far from the only country seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases as the fall begins. In a televised speech, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the nation is at a "crossroads," with British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec all entering a second wave of the pandemic, the CBC reports. Trudeau urged Canadians to follow public health guidelines. 

Meanwhile, coronavirus infections are surging throughout Europe, where health officials are warning the coming months could look similar to this past spring. Globally, there are now 32,273,576 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 983,751 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard. The United States accounts for about 6,980,104 of those cases, with 202,827 deaths. 

CIDRAP has the report

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