(CNN) — After weeks of asking residents to help slow the spread of Covid-19, several governors have issued stringent new measures to get the virus under control ahead of what could be a brutal winter.
Already, grim indicators offer a glimpse of what’s to come. A little more than a week after the US first topped 100,000 daily infections, it reported a record of more than 184,000 new cases Friday. Hospitalizations also hit a new high — for the fourth consecutive day — with more than 68,500 Covid-19 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And the country’s death toll has topped 1,300 at least three times this week.
At midday Saturday, Johns Hopkins University data showed the US has had at least 10,757,777 cases and at least 244,465 deaths.
In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday a temporary “statewide order…