The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the United States last week reached the highest level since January: the weekly average for the first time in several months exceeded 160 thousand.
Data on the incidence collected by the New York Times newspaper show that the average seven-day indicators in the period from August 31 to September 5 reached the same level as at the end of January.
Meanwhile, according to the New York Times on Monday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States exceeded 40 million, more than 648 thousand people died.
According to CDC data, the seven-day moving average number of deaths in the country is growing, exceeding 1,000 at the end of August.
Previously, such a death rate was observed in March, when this indicator decreased after the January peak.