NINE STATES SEE RECORD INCREASES IN COVID-19 CASES
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.