United States tops 7 million cases

Grant Boone
September 28, 2020

People hospitalized with the virus is at an all-time high, with 528 patients with 151 in intensive care as of Thursday, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

The percentage of positive cases from all tests analyzed Sunday is 27.6-percent.

The United States just recently went beyond 200,000 lives lost from the coronavirus, the greatest death toll in the world.

Four US states in the Midwest reported record one-day increases in Covid-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.

There is now a total of 34,560 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

But other states continued to see declines.

Overall, about two-dozen states and territories reported an upward trend in new infections, with some states setting and breaking records in days.

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NY had been the worst hit state at the peak of the pandemic in March and April before infections rates finally dipped after the state imposed strict health restrictions.

South Dakota had the biggest percentage increase at 166 percent with 8,129 new cases over the last month compared to almost 4,900 cases from the month prior.

Every Midwestern state, except OH, reported more cases over the past four weeks compared with the prior four weeks, led by South Dakota and North Dakota.

South Dakota health secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said it is too soon to know if the state has reached its peak.

State health officials say no new deaths due to COVID-19 took place Sunday, keeping this total to 1,281. South Dakota's hospitalizations set records five times this week, rising to 213 on Saturday from 153 last week.

() - The number of tests coming back positive for COVID-19 is topping 25% in several states in the U.S. Midwest as cases and hospitalization also surge in the region, according to a analysis. Montana also broke its daily record on Saturday with 346 new cases.

"Wisconsin is now experiencing unprecedented, near-exponential growth of the number of COVID-19 cases in our state", Evers said in a video posted to social media this week.

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