Coronavirus live updates: Birx warns of ‘worrying signs’ in northeast amid ‘very different’ spread of COVID-19

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ABC News analysis of COVID-19 trends in all 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico found that there had been an increase in newly confirmed cases over the past two weeks in 28 states .The analysis also found an increase in the daily COVID-19 test positivity rate in 25 states, an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in 35 states, and an increase in the number of daily COVID-19 deaths in 18 states plus Porto. Rico.

The seven-day average of new cases in the United States now exceeds 44,000, the highest since August 21.

Two states – Montana and South Dakota – reported their largest single-day increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Seven states – Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming – have reached a record number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in one day.

Although the numbers in the Northeast are still relatively low, the number of new cases continues to increase slowly, compared to the numbers seen in the spring. The seven-day average of new cases in the region is now the highest since June 2. In the last month alone, that average has increased by more than 69%.

In the Midwest, the number of new cases continues to reach record highs, averaging 13,200 cases per day, largely due to a consistently high number of cases in Montana, North Dakota, North Dakota. South and Wisconsin. The number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in many Midwestern states also continues to increase. As of Sunday, current hospitalizations in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin have all reached record levels.

The number of new cases in the South remains significantly lower than it was throughout the summer. However, the South still contributes over 45% of the country’s daily regional caseload, with an average of over 18,000 new cases per day.

Over the past three weeks, the number of new cases in the West has increased by 26%. Idaho and Utah continue to produce high daily case totals. Although numbers in California are on a downward trend, the state continues to report a high number of new cases every day.

The trends were all analyzed from data collected and released by the COVID Tracking Project over the past two weeks, using the linear regression trendline of the seven-day moving average.

Benjamin Bell, Brian Hartman, Soorin Kim and Arielle Mitropolous of ABC News contributed to this report.

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