As coronavirus surges across the US, only 2 states are trending in the right direction

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The US is averaging more than 55,000 new cases a day — up more than 60% since a mid-September dip — and experts say the country is in the midst of the dreaded fall surge. On Friday, the US reported the most infections in the single day since July. And as of Saturday, more than 8.1 million cases of the virus have been reported in the US and 219,286 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Only Missouri and Vermont recorde a more than 10% improvement in the average number of reported cases over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, cases in Connecticut and Florida increased by 50% or more and those in 27 other states rose between 10% and 50%.Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. New cases remained steady in the remaining states.”This really is a harrowing time, and people have to be careful,” epidemiologist Dr. Abdul El-Sayed told CNN on Saturday.’This surge has the potential to be way worse’Ten states on Friday reported their …

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