America’s coronavirus crisis continues to worsen. The U.S. seven-day average of daily new Covid infections surpassed 150,000 for the first time on Monday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins data. The current record of nearly 155,000 new infections per day marks the 10th straight day of about 30% growth or higher in that seven-day trend. As cases and hospitalizations climb, more mayors and governors are tightening restrictions on businesses and residents in an effort to slow the spread.
Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:
- Ohio governor implements 3-week, statewide curfew following Covid spike
- Home Depot and Walmart post continued strong sales
- A look at the Covid vaccine front-runners
- Atlanta Fed’s Bostic says the central bank will be here to help if needed