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More than half of states reporting rise in virus cases as US nears 200,000 deaths. Here's the latest.
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More than half of states reporting rise in virus cases as US nears 200,000 deaths. Here's the latest.

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The United States is closing in on the somber milestone of 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 as more than half of states are reporting a rise in cases.

The climb comes after many states had seen case numbers decline following a summer resurgence of infections.

Among the states reporting more new cases in the last seven days are Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas, all of which are also reporting test positivity rates above 15%.

Here's an update on all developments. Scroll or swipe further for in-depth coverage.

  • Political pressure grew Monday for European governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent's struggling economies. Data released by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control showed five countries in the region with more than 120 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
  • Britain’s top medical advisers on Monday painted a grim picture of exponential growth in illness and death if nothing is done to control the second wave of coronavirus infections, laying the groundwork for the government to announce new restrictions later this week.
  • Heightened restrictions to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain back into the spotlight Monday.
  • Official data shows that Germany saw nearly 30,000 fewer marriages in this year’s first six months than a year earlier because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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