Small Gatherings Help Driving COVID Cases

CDC CHIEF SAYS SMALL HOUSEHOLD GATHERINGS ARE HELPING TO DRIVE THE SPIKE OF COVID-19 CASES.

(CNN) – The U.S. is seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says small household gatherings are helping to drive it.

Health officials have warned the spike in cases probably will worsen as cold weather prompts people to socialize indoors.

And CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said during a call with the nation’s governors on Tuesday; he’s particularly concerned with Thanksgiving coming up.

Some health leaders are urging people to consider having an outdoor Thanksgiving lunch or dinner.

If that’s not possible, consider not having Thanksgiving with others who aren’t in your immediate household.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases surpassed 51,000on Tuesday.

It’s the first time in more than two months that the figure was above 50,000.

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