Covid cases accelerate as the U.S. nears 12 million
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States was on track to surpass 12 million on Saturday, just days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday that health experts have warned could fuel the surging spread of infection around the country.
After pounding big U.S. cities in the spring, COVID-19 now has engulfed rural and small-town America, seeming to seep into the country’s every nook and cranny. Many Midwest hospitals are severely lacking in beds, equipment and – most critically – clinical staff. This report produced by Emma Jehle.