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The coronavirus spread has suddenly spiked in the 12 states of the US. This sudden rise in the number of cases signal to the second wave of infection in the country.

According to the Business Insider analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, these 12 states struck seven-day rolling average case counts.

The states — Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah — recorded more new infections in the last seven days than they ever have in a one-week period, Science Alert reported.

The country has reported over 50,000 new cases each day for the last four days. This is the highest rate of infection reported since mid-August.

Another analysis by the New York Times stated that case counts are high – with a seven-day daily average of at least 15 new cases per 100,000 people — in 26 states. Daily

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The region’s explosion of coronavirus cases doesn’t just threaten more lives but could reverse Wisconsin’s economic recovery as it infects more of the workforce and saps consumer demand. 

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services is reporting more than 2,300 new, positive test results each day right now with the Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Marinette areas all in counties with very high case activity. They’re among the

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Daily virus cases around the world topped a record 350,000 on Friday, and US infections are ticking up.

President Donald Trump says hed like to see a bigger coronavirus relief package than what Congress is offering. He announced his first in-person event since contracting Covid-19 at the White House on Saturday, and plans to hold a rally in Florida on Monday.

India continued on a trajectory to overtake the US as the country with the most cases, as infections climbed to 6.91 million. European leaders sounded alarms about an epidemic untamed. New Covid-19 cases in the Czech Republic, hit by Europe’s worst virus outbreak, rose to a record 8,618 on Friday.

Key Developments

Global Tracker: Cases pass 36.8 million; deaths top 1.06 million US caps troubling week with deadly rebound of Covid-19 Distressed debt funds target companies facing loss of Covid aid How one of the worlds biggest slums stopped

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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST.

1. Economic growth below expectations

The
UK economy expanded for the fourth consecutive month
in August, when the government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount dining scheme boosted demand at restaurants and pubs. However, the 2.1% growth was below expectations and the economy is still 9.2% smaller than before the pandemic struck.

2. Covid cases ‘getting out of control’

Coronavirus is “getting out of control”
in the north of England and the country is an “unbelievably serious situation”, according to junior education minister Gillian Keegan. Her comments come as the government faces criticism for failing to consult local politicians over planned measures, such as the potential closure of bars and restaurants. Meanwhile,
in Scotland, hospitality venues will shut
for 16 days from 18:00 BST across the

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  • Reversing lockdown measures while cases remain elevated is unlikely to drive a robust economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said in a Thursday blog post.
  • Researchers at the organization found that voluntary quarantining plays a substantial role in stifling a rebound as fears of contracting the coronavirus keeps consumers from boosting economic activity.
  • While lockdowns present some short-term costs, they “may lead to a faster economic recovery as they lower infections and thus the extent of voluntary social distancing,” the team wrote.
  • Addressing the health crisis “appears to be a pre-condition to allow for a strong and sustained economic recovery,” the IMF added.
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Ending lockdowns while coronavirus cases remain elevated is unlikely to accelerate economic growth and poses new dangers, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

Researchers at the organization found that although quarantine orders contributed to the second quarter’s historic drop in

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  • Boris Johnson’s scientific advisers have urged him to introduce tighter lockdown measures as coronavirus cases surge across much of the country.
  • The UK-wide infection rate rose from 63.8 a week ago to 125.7 as of Tuesday, meaning cases are now doubling every seven days.
  • The prime minister appears to be resisting calls for a national lockdown. 
  • Professor John Edmunds, a scientific adviser to the government, said Boris Johnson should introduce further national restrictions to replace the patchwork of local measures currently in place across the UK.
  • Professor Stephen Reicher, another scientific adviser to the government, said the prime minister should take action now to avoid a March-style lockdown by the end of October.
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Boris Johnson’s scientific advisers want him to introduce “drastic” new lockdown measures after the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surged in the UK.

“We are starting to get to

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  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the White House coronavirus outbreak is not a hoax and that it could have been prevented. 
  • More than a dozen White House officials and staff including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Across the country, more than 7 million people have been infected with COVID-19.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious disease expert, said the White House coronavirus outbreak is “not a hoax’ and could have been prevented. 

“It’s an unfortunate situation when you see something like that because that could have been prevented,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a virtual conversation with students and families at American University on Tuesday. 

More than a dozen White House officials and staff including

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(Bloomberg) — New Jersey reported a 27% positive rate of coronavirus tests in Lakewood, contributing to a recent uptick in the statewide positivity rate to 3%, the highest in months. The NFL postponed a game for the first time after nine members of the Tennessee Titans were infected.

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he won’t hesitate to impose new restrictions as governments across Europe are tightening measures to battle a Covid-19 resurgence. The Dutch government urged citizens to wear masks, and the Czech Republic issued a 30-day state of emergency to stem a surge in cases.

The Spanish government will order extra restrictions on Madrid and possibly elsewhere to curb the spread in Europe’s hardest-hit nation, after the International Monetary Fund warned the nascent economic recovery is threatened by a second wave of infections.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 33.7 million; deaths exceed 1 millionCovid-19 pounds

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According to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, testing saliva samples are effective in detecting asymptomatic Covid-19 cases .

For the study, the researchers tested and compared the nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva samples of around 2,000 people in Japan who did not demonstrate Covid-19 symptoms.

Takanori Teshima from Hokkaido University in Japan said in the study: “Rapid detection of asymptomatic infected individuals will be critical for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks within communities and hospitals.”

Methodology

Researchers carried out two virus amplification tests on the collected samples for study: the widely available PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, and the less commonly used RT-LAMP test.

Also read: Saliva swab test better in detecting Covid-19 than nasal swab test: Study

Both the tests yielded almost the same number of positive and negative outcomes, with the nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva samples able to detect those with the infection in 77-93 per

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