The coronavirus continued its unrelenting surge across the U.S., with cases soaring in key battleground states on the eve of the presidential election. New Jersey has the most patients on ventilators since early July, and Massachusetts shut down nighttime activities.
In Europe, France reported a record 52,518 new cases. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there’s “no alternative” to imposing a coronavirus lockdown across England. Italy laid out new plans to try to halt the spread of the virus, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged people to abide by rules.