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Covid Races Through Swing States on Eve of Tense Election Day

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Covid-19: Overcoming the Politics of the Pandemic

The U.S. heads into Election Day as reported Covid-19 cases hit an all-time high and hospitalizations rise in 44 states, with key battlegrounds and demographics facing their worst moments of the pandemic.

The clearest examples are in the Midwest toss-up states that helped propel President Donald Trump to the presidency four years ago. Wisconsin posted America’s third-highest cases per capita in the past week, behind only the Dakotas, according to the Covid Tracking Project. And seven-day average cases are at records in Iowa and Michigan.