Fourth Wave Feared As Week’s Cases Jump To 63,000

The Washington Post reports:

New coronavirus cases in the United States continued to rise in the past week, jumping by as much as 12 percent nationwide, as senior officials implored Americans to stick to public health measures to help reverse the trend.

The seven-day average of new cases topped 63,000 for the first time in nearly a month, according to data compiled by The Washington Post, while states such as Michigan, Vermont and North Dakota reported substantial spikes in new infections.

The nation appeared poised for a fourth wave of illness even as vaccine eligibility is expanding in many states.

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