U.S. Cases Rise; U.K. Weighs Quarantine: Virus Update

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U.S. Adds More Than 3,800 Deaths (8 a.m. NY)

Another 3,830 people in the U.S. died of causes related to Covid-19, keeping the country on track to reach 400,000 deaths before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.

Reported cases nationwide increased by about 231,000 to more than 23.7 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Deaths rose to 395,785. The U.S. leads the world in cumulative cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases in the Greater Los Angeles area surpassed 1 million, though county scientists estimate actual cases could be three times higher.

Canada Cases, Deaths Rise (7:30 a.m. NY)

The number of confirmed cases in Canada rose to 706,897, while fatalities increased to 17,887 according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.

Lockdowns Fuel Double-Dip Recession Fears in Europe (7:08 a.m. NY)

Euro area restrictions have significantly slowed economic activity, fueling fears of a double-dip recession, the FT reported on Sunday, citing alternative data indicators.

Raab Says U.K. Considering All Measures at Border to Curb Virus (7:04 a.m. NY)

The U.K. government is considering “all possibilities” to enforce Covid-19 rules for travelers, and won’t rule out setting up quarantine hotels and using GPS trackers to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.


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