Four US states in the Midwest reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.
Minnesota reported 1 418 new cases, Montana 343 new cases, South Dakota reported 579 and Wisconsin had 2 902 new cases.
In the last week, seven mostly Midwest states have reported record one-day rises in new infections — Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Minnesota and Utah reported record increases two days in a row.
The United States recorded 58,461 new cases on Friday, the highest one-day increase since August 7. The United States is reporting nearly 46,000 new infections on average each day, compared with 40 000 a week ago and 35 000 two weeks ago.
All Midwest states except Ohio reported more cases in the past four weeks as compared with the prior four weeks, according to a Reuters analysis.