France Records Over 10,000 Covid 19 Cases In 24 Hours For First Time

The number of US states that reported record day-over-day increases in Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday has now risen to six, according to a Reuters analysis, as infections rose across the Midwest and elsewhere, prompting new clampdowns on residents, schools and businesses.

Deaths attributed to Covid-19 hit daily records in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Kansas, Hawaii and Wisconsin, Reuters found. Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Colorado and Ohio reported record daily increases in new infections, the tally showed.

The number of patients in U.S. hospitals suffering from the virus hit 40,000 for the first time since August on Wednesday, according to the analysis.

“Folks, please stay home,” Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said in a statement on Wednesday. “Help us protect our communities from this highly-contagious virus and avoid further strain on our hospitals.”

Evers said a week-old field hospital in the Milwaukee suburbs had admitted its first patient.

Wisconsin is a pivotal battleground state in the 3 November election between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States and thrown millions out of work. Opinion polls show Trump’s handling of the pandemic has hurt his re-election prospects.

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/22/coronavirus-live-news-france-nears-1m-cases-as-four-us-states-see-record-one-day-deaths?page=with:block-5f90f08d8f086b2e58c8c210

Coronavirus live news: Germany sees 10,000 daily cases for first time as France infections top 1m
Coronavirus live news: remdesivir approved as Covid treatment by US FDA; France sees record new cases
France becomes 7th country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases
Italy's daily coronavirus cases surge above 10,000 for the first time
France reports record of over 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a day
France reports over 25,000 new coronavirus infections in past 24 hours
France reports over 25,000 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours
France records over 25,000 new Covid-19 cases within past 24 hours
France becomes seventh country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases
Europe reeling as surge pushes coronavirus cases to record highs