HEAT ALERT

Steamy stretch of weather arrives on Long Island; temps will feel like between 90 to 95

States across the nation ramp up restrictions to curb COVID-19 spread as cases soar

The United States added 1 million cases in six days – topping 11 million total on Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2020, 1:32 PM

Updated 1,309 days ago

Share:

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures colder, and as winter approaches, coronavirus deaths are climbing.
As coronavirus cases surge, states and cities across the nation are ramping up restrictions to curb the spread.
From New Jersey, where officials are tightening restrictions on social gatherings, all the way to California, where the state’s face covering mandate is being strengthened.
"We are seeing community spread broadly now throughout the state of California," says California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The reason for ramped up restrictions is that it’s getting worse.
The United States added 1 million cases in six days – topping 11 million total on Sunday.
Hospitalizations are also up at record levels – topping 73,000 on Monday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infections disease expert, says roughly 1,000 people are dying every day on average.
The wave of infections, hospitalizations and deaths comes as Americans look ahead to the holidays longing to gather with loved ones, and many experts warn against it.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to stonewall the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Biden himself had a dire warning.
"More people may die if we don't coordinate.  If we have to wait until Jan. 20 to start that planning, it puts us behind over a month, month and a half."
On Monday, there were more than 133,000 new coronavirus cases in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.


More from News 12