Illustration by Eric Elms.
Chicago — Coronavirus cases are on the rise in 39 states and only three are seeing fewer cases. Average daily deaths are also rising in 10 states compared to two weeks ago. The Midwest has been especially hard-hit in recent weeks.
With the nation seeing nearlya day, public health officials have given an ominous warning.
“We are truly headed into the fall with it covered by a virus disaster on our hands,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
The country is seeing roughly twice as many new cases today as it did at the start of April.
“I hope these numbers jolt the American public into a realization it’s on a trajectory of getting worse and worse,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said.
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