Coronavirus: New Covid-19 cases rising rapidly across US

New coronavirus infections are growing rapidly across the US, experts say, with new hospital admissions also increasing around the country.

Nearly 70,000 new cases were recorded on Friday – the highest number of new infections seen in one day since July.

Cases have been trending upward for 48 states over the past week.

Only two states, Missouri and Vermont, are recording numbers that are improving.

Dealing with the pandemic has continued to be a central issue in the US election.

Despite the uptick in infections – and recovering from Covid himself earlier this month – President Donald Trump is still traveling the country for large in-person campaign rallies.

At an outdoor event in Nevada on Sunday, Mr Trump said his Democratic opponent Joe Biden “will surrender your future to the virus”. Source : BBC