New Covid-19 cases rising rapidly across the US

New Covid-19 cases rising rapidly across the US
Mr Trump has been holding large campaign rallies despite the uptick in infections. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: New coronavirus infections are rising rapidly across the United States, experts say, with new hospital admissions also increasing around the country.

On Friday, nearly 70,000 new cases were recorded – the highest number of new infections seen in one day since July.

Over the past week, cases have been trending upward for 48 states.

Only two states, Vermont and Missouri, are recording numbers that are improving.

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

Despite recovering from Covid himself earlier this month and infections across the country rising rapidly – President Trump is still traveling the country for large in-person campaign rallies.

On Sunday, Mr Trump said at an outdoor event in Nevada that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden “will surrender your future to the virus”.

He said: “This guy wants to lockdown. He’ll listen to the scientists.”

“If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression,” the Republican president added.

Many of Mr Trump’s supporters do not practice social distancing or wear masks at the rallies, and there have been warnings against large gatherings from local health officials.

A spokesman for Biden campaign called Mr Trump’s remarks “the polar opposite of reality” and blamed the country’s recession on the president. Mr Trump denounced top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Monday as “a disaster” and claimed that more people would have died if he had listened to the respected researcher.

Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CBS News earlier that he was not surprised the president had caught coronavirus, given his reluctance to practice safe techniques.

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