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NINE STATES SEE RECORD IN­CREASES IN COVID-19 CASES

- U.S. News · United States of America · Midwest · Kentucky · Minnesota · Montana · Wisconsin · Kansas · Nebraska · New Hampshire · South Dakota · Wyoming · New York City · York City F.C. · New York County, NY · Bill de Blasio

Nine U. S. states have re­ported record in­creases in COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, mostly in the up­per Mid­west and West where chilly weather is forc­ing more ac­tiv­i­ties in­doors.

On Satur­day alone, four states — Ken­tucky, Min­nesota, Mon­tana and Wis­con­sin — saw record in­creases in new cases and na­tion­ally nearly 49,000 new in­fec­tions were re­ported, the high­est for a Satur­day in seven weeks, ac­cord­ing to a Reuters analysis. Kansas, Ne­braska, New Hamp­shire, South Dakota and Wy­oming also set new records for cases last week.

New York is one of only 18 states where cases have not risen greatly. How­ever, New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio said Sun­day he is mov­ing to shut non-es­sen­tial busi­nesses as well as schools in nine neigh­bour­hoods, start­ing on Wed­nes­day.

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