Many states across the US are reporting rising coronavirus cases.
The upticks have prompted state leaders to push new measures, like mask enforcements and gathering limits, in hopes of curbing the spread.
- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced changes to the state's health measures, including requiring hospitals to reserve at least 10% of staffed general and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients.
- New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this week ordered new mass gathering limitations and a 10 p.m. closing time for establishments serving alcohol.
- And in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said this month he instructed authorities to step up mask enforcement.
Meanwhile, US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams addressed a surge of new cases and hospitalizations in Wisconsin and said the state's test-positivity rates are "going in the wrong direction."
"It is critical that we actually understand where this virus is circulating so that we could get cases under control and reverse positivity," he said Friday in Neenah, Wisconsin, while announcing a new testing location there.