The United States has officially surpassed 11 million COVID-19 cases; and 1 million of those were added in just the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
And hospitalizations also continue to climb, with more than 69,000 people hospitalized as of Sunday... Which is more than ever before.
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On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom also announced 40 California counties would be moving back to more restrictive "tiers" in hopes of controlling the spike in SoCal...
And many states are joining California in returning to those strict lockdown restrictions we saw earlier in the year:
- Michigan has shut down indoor dining in restaurants and ordered high schools and colleges to halt in-person classes.
- Washington will enforce stricter limitations on public gatherings including funerals, which will be limited to 30 people.
- Oregon will limit indoor gatherings greater than six people to just two households - including Thanksgiving.
- And even North Dakota, which has avoided many restrictions, is now enforcing a statewide mask mandate.
To make matters even worse, Dr. Anthony Fauci is now saying that the U.S. may not be able to expect a return to "normalcy" until the second or third quarter of 2021...
"It’s going to be a gradual accrual of more normality as the weeks and the months go by as we get well into 2021,” Dr. Fauci said.
Check out all of the latest state restrictions on Vox News.