Health officials and epidemiologists will be watching U.S. infection trends closely this week for any early indications of a potential spike in cases brought on by the Labor Day holiday weekend. Steady economic reopening — including the resumption later this month of indoor dining in New York City, the original U.S. hot spot of the virus — could pose a greater transmission risk as colder autumn temperatures start to set in.
Here are some of the biggest developments Monday:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 29.02 million
- Global deaths: At least 924,643
- U.S. cases: More than 6.52 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 194,084