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Coronavirus USA: South Dakota cases up 50% after motorcycle rally


Coronavirus cases in the United States have now declined for the fifth straight year, but South Dakota has seen infections rise 50 percent after the annual motorcycle rally that attracted tens of thousands of people.

The country is now recording an average of just over 42,000 new COVID-19 infections per day for the first time since late June.

The number of infections decreased by 17 percent in the week ending August 23 compared to the previous seven days. 35 states reported a decrease in new cases.

Eight states reported increases of more than 10 percent from the previous week, including South Dakota, North Carolina, Mississippi, Illinois, Arkansas, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Maine.

The state that had the highest number of cases last week was South Dakota at 50 percent. This comes from a Reuters balance sheet of reports from states and counties.

Coronavirus cases in the United States have now declined for the fifth year in a row, and the country has averaged just over 42,000 new COVID-19 infections per day for the first time since late June

The number of infections decreased by 17 percent in the week ending August 23 compared to the previous seven days. 35 states reported a decrease in new cases

The number of infections decreased by 17 percent in the week ending August 23 compared to the previous seven days. 35 states reported a decrease in new cases

Infections have risen since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was attended by more than 100,000 people from across the country from August 7-16.

At least two dozen COVID-19 cases in South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska have now been re-linked to the rally.

The South Dakota Health Department issued several warnings last week that three people who had spent hours in bars in Sturgis and a tattoo parlor had tested positive and potentially exposed others.

The state saw an increase in COVID-19 infections, with cases rising steadily over the past month.

The increase in these states is well below the three-digit numbers reported in the hotspots of California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida in June and July. The increases are nowhere near enough to reflect an increase in the national trend.

Meanwhile, national deaths are also falling, as they fell below the average of 1,000 a day for the first time in a month.

The average number of deaths from COVID-19 was 972 as of Monday.

Deaths that have plateaued nationally for about three weeks are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after new cases decline.

The current daily death rate in the US, while still high, is still below the level seen in April when an average of 2,000 people died from COVID-19 each day.

The number of national deaths is now also falling, having dropped below the average of 1,000 a day for the first time in a month. Deaths that have plateaued nationally for about three weeks are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after new cases decline

The number of national deaths is now also falling, having dropped below the average of 1,000 a day for the first time in a month. Deaths that have plateaued nationally for about three weeks are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise several weeks after new cases decline

The number of national deaths is now also falling, having dropped below the average of 1,000 a day for the first time in a month. Deaths have risen more than 50 percent in the past week in nine states, including Wyoming, Delaware, Missouri, Maine, Alaska, Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia and New Hampshire

The number of national deaths is now also falling, having dropped below the average of 1,000 a day for the first time in a month. Deaths have risen more than 50 percent in the past week in nine states, including Wyoming, Delaware, Missouri, Maine, Alaska, Kentucky, Arkansas, Virginia and New Hampshire

Coronavirus infections in the US have now exceeded 5.7 million, and more than 177,000 have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The month-long national decline in cases is largely due to the sharp decline in hotspot states California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas after infections peaked there in mid-July.

The hotspot states, as well as other states with high infection rates across the country, all took damage control measures around July to stop the virus from spreading.

Of the hotspot states that lower the national infection rate, California and Texas have put in place statewide mask mandates when they have been in public.

In the absence of statewide regulations, some Florida and Arizona counties have required residents to wear masks.

All four hotspot states have closed bars, and all but Florida have also forced gyms to close.

The current decline in deaths and cases comes a month after President Donald Trump, who refused to wear a mask in public for months, asked Americans to publicly cover their faces to stop the spread.

Infections have risen since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was attended by more than 100,000 people from across the country from August 7-16

Infections have risen since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was attended by more than 100,000 people from across the country from August 7-16

The South Dakota Health Department issued several warnings last week that three people who had spent hours in bars in Sturgis and a tattoo parlor had tested positive and potentially exposed others

The South Dakota Health Department issued several warnings last week that three people who had spent hours in bars in Sturgis and a tattoo parlor had tested positive and potentially exposed others