Weekly US COVID-19 deaths up 15%, new cases rise 24%

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States last week rose 24% to more than 485,000 while the number of tests performed rose 5.5%, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports. Nationally, over 5,600 people died of the virus in the seven days ended Oct. 25, up 15% from the prior week. Deaths have risen for at least two weeks straight in 16 states, compared with nine states previously. Deaths more than doubled in seven states -- Connecticut, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio and Wyoming -- though they remained low compared to Texas, Florida and California, according to the Reuters analysis. Thirty-six out of 50 states have seen cases increa...Keep on reading: Weekly US COVID-19 deaths up 15%, new cases rise 24%

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