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WATCH: In States Where Coronavirus Is Surging, Reopening Plans Put On Hold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. is now averaging roughly 40,000 new confirmed infections of COVID-19 each day.

The caseload has more than doubled this month in at least 10 states, mostly in the South and the West. As some states put their reopening plans on hold, the nation’s top health experts are sounding new warnings about the recent surge — and how it could grow even more severe.

PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports.