Coronavirus outbreaks have increased in the country’s Great Plains after being largely concentrated first on the east coast and then in the U.S. Sun Belt states. Earlier this week, North Dakota and South Dakota reported more new Covid-19 cases per capita than any other state across the country, while the Wisconsin outbreak showed signs of taking a turn “Disastrous”. Hospitalizations in the state hit record highs on Friday, according to data from Hopkins.
Officials are increasingly concerned about the increase in coronavirus cases across the country as the country enters its fall and winter seasons. Health experts have also warned that the coming flu season could further call into question the US response to the coronavirus pandemic.
White House coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said on Thursday he was “uncomfortable” with the level of coronavirus cases in the United States, noting that he could become more difficult to cope with the virus as people move more and more indoors during the colder months.
More than 7.6 million people in the United States have contracted coronavirus during the pandemic, according to Hopkins data. The virus has now killed more than 213,000 people in the United States
– CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn contributed to this report.