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Holiday-Gathering Warnings Return as Covid Cases Climb Yet Again

Nov. 17, 2021, 6:40 PM

A decline in new U.S. cases of Covid-19 in September and October had people planning return-to-normal holiday gatherings. But a recent resurgence has government officials issuing warnings for a second year.

The seven-day average of new hospital admissions with confirmed Covid-19 is rising in 25 states from a week earlier, with clusters of concern emerging in the upper Midwest and Northeast, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two weeks earlier, the trend line was rising in only 14 states.

In New York, overall hospitalizations for Covid-19 have climbed 11% this month to more than 2,000. ...

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