US Reports 1M New Coronavirus Cases in One Week

The U.S. passed 11 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as the country saw a surge of roughly a million new cases in the past week, according to figures tabulated by Johns Hopkins University.

As the world neared 55 million total confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, health officials around the U.S. are scrambling to confront a wave of new infections that in many states has outpaced the number of cases officials were seeing during the height of the first wave of COVID-19 cases earlier this year.

The surge has led to many jurisdictions hitting the pause button on plans to relax COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and public life, while some localities have moved to take more drastic measures to stop the virus’s spread.

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