As U.S. Sees Hopeful Decline Of Cases, Some States Report Troubling Numbers
The daily tally of COVID cases hit the lowest level in more than two months on Sunday, marking the ninth straight day with fewer than 50,000 new cases. But the outbreak is still haunting the heartland.
The Wall Street Journal:
New Covid-19 Cases In U.S. Fall To Lowest Level In More Than Two Months
The number of new coronavirus infections in the U.S. declined from a day before, as states in the South and West also confronted natural disasters, and school officials wrestled with how best to open safely. The nation reported 34,567 new cases on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, reaching the lowest level in more than two months and marking the ninth straight day with fewer than 50,000 new cases. That is down from 44,572 on Saturday and the lowest since June 22, when the U.S. reported 30,536 new cases. Case counts, however, often dip at the start of the week. (Prang and Korn, 8/24)
While Nationwide Surge May Be Slowing, Officials Warn Of Troubling Covid-19 Signs Across US Heartland
New Covid-19 cases in the US may be on the decline but some officials across the country's heartland reported worrisome news this week. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday the state had reached an "unfortunate milestone" by reporting at least one case of the virus in every county. The state's infection rate, she said, "continues an alarming trend in the wrong direction." ... In Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear warned cases could spike again as the state reported more deaths last week than "in any other week battling the virus." (Maxouris, 8/25)