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Covid Cases Extend ‘Troubling’ Surge, Signaling More Deaths

  • More outbreaks emerging in rural communities, data show
  • Lack of downward trend anywhere is troubling, specialist says
A medical staff member performs a Covid-19 test in Fargo, North Dakota.

A medical staff member performs a Covid-19 test in Fargo, North Dakota.

Photographer: Dan Koeck/Bloomberg
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The number of daily Covid-19 cases is continuing its steady climb as temperatures begin to dip across the U.S., students return to classrooms and more people stay indoors where the virus spreads easily.

While far fewer people are ending up hospitalized with the illness than during the pandemic’s surge in March and April, many more deaths are expected to be added to almost 218,000 already reported nationally as cases spike, experts said.