Covid-19 Live Updates: Americans Gather for Thanksgiving at a Moment of National Peril

Covid-19 Live Updates: Americans Gather for Thanksgiving at a Moment of National Peril
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Credit…Tom Lynn for The New York Times

Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday with the pandemic at perhaps its most precarious point yet.

Coronavirus cases in the United States have reached record highs, with an average of more than 176,000 a day over the past week. Deaths are soaring, with more than 2,200 announced on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the highest daily totals since early May. Even as reports of new infections begin to level off in parts of the Midwest, that progress is being offset by fresh outbreaks on both coasts and in the Southwest, where officials are scrambling to impose new restrictions to slow the spread.

The national uptick includes weekly case…



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