Coronavirus Update: U.S. Covid-19 Infections Increase in 21 States While Deaths Remain Steady

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As experts continue to urge citizens to continue to practice pandemic safety protocols, the U.S. recorded its highest single-day coronavirus infection count in almost two months over the weekend. There were more than 54,000 positive cases of the coronavirus reported on Friday, the highest single-day case count since Aug. 14, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Twenty-one states saw a rise in new Covid-19 infections over the past week while slightly more than half held steady. Only three states – Texas, Missouri and South Carolina – are reporting a drop in new coronavirus cases compared to last week.

The 21 states reporting a rise in new cases are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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