Coronavirus Cases Are Surging Past The Summer Peak — And Not Just In The U.S.
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The U.S. looks poised to exceed its summer peak, when the country averaged as many as 65,000 cases a day for a 10-day stretch in late July. The seven-day average of cases is now more than 69,000, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The situation is similar in Europe, which just logged more new cases than any week so far.

Cases are rising in North Dakota faster than any other state. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney recently imposed a mask mandate there.

NPR's Will Stone reports on the growing outbreak in the Midwest, where some hospitals may not be able to handle an influx of COVID-19 patients.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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