There have been more than 8.1 million cases of coronavirus in the US since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest Johns Hopkins University data.
Many states are reporting rising Covid-19 cases. Catch up with the latest developments in the pandemic from this weekend:
- Only two states trending in the right direction: Coronavirus cases are surging across the US, and just two states — Missouri and Vermont — recorded a more than 10% improvement in the average number of reported cases over the past week. Twenty-seven states saw spikes between 10% and 50%.
- New restrictions in some states: The upticks have prompted state leaders to push new restrictions, including mask enforcement and limits on gatherings, in hopes of curbing the spread. In Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said this month he instructed authorities to step up mask enforcement, and in New Mexico, the governor this week ordered new mass gathering limitations and a 10 p.m. closing time for establishments serving alcohol.
- The latest on stimulus talks: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin must reach an agreement within 48 hours if they want to pass a coronavirus stimulus relief bill before Election Day.