Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota report record rises in COVID cases
- By REUTERS
- 09/26/2020 10:35 PM
Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota reported record one-day increases in COVID-19 cases on Saturday as infections rise nationally for a second week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.
Minnesota reported 1,418 new cases, Montana 343 new cases and South Dakota reported 579.
In the last week, seven mostly Midwest states have reported record one-day rises in new infections -- Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Minnesota and Utah reported record increases two days in a row.
The United States recorded 58,461 new cases on Friday, the highest one-day increase since Aug. 7. The United States is reporting nearly 46,000 new infections on average each day, compared with 40,000 a week