Three weeks from Election Day, Covid-19’s sweep across the Midwest and West is pounding several Republican strongholds and the key swing state of Wisconsin.
The hardest-hit states, based on trailing one-week new cases per capita, are now North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Utah, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University.Hospitalizations are also on the rise in all five, Covid Tracking Project data show.
President Donald Trump was set to return to the campaign trail this week after his own Covid-19 hospitalization, resuming rallies where mask and social-distancing guidelines have frequently been ignored.
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