The US woke up today to murky presidential election results and a worsening coronavirus outlook.
While the pandemic seemingly trailed the economy as voters' top concern, according to a Washington Post analysis of exit polls, infections are rising in all but 3 states, the AP reports.
Hospitalizations are also shooting up, breaching 50,000 total yesterday, according to Reuters.
Across the Atlantic: COVID-19 is accelerating across Europe, according to another AP article.
- European countries recorded a 46% increase in deaths compared to last week.
- France, Italy, and the UK reported the highest numbers of new cases; Andorra, the Czech Republic, and Belgium reported the highest rate per capita.
- Infections spiked in Russia, which now has the world’s fourth-highest reported caseload, with 1.6 million+ coronavirus infections confirmed.
In response, Russia, Germany and the UK are expanding testing, while Austria, Greece and Sweden are joining Italy, France, Kosovo, and Croatia in adding new restrictions.