Daily new U.S. cases of the coronavirus, as a seven-day average, continued to rise and topped 52,345 as of Wednesday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins data. Average daily new infections are 17% higher than a week ago and have been growing for the last 10 days, CNBC’s analysis shows. Meanwhile, European leaders are reimposing sweeping restrictions and shutdowns in an effort to curb what is feared as a second wave spread of the virus.
Here are some of the biggest developments on Thursday:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 38.5 million
- Global deaths: At least 1.09 million
- U.S. cases: More than 7.91 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 216,904