Live Updates: COVID-19 deaths on the rise again in the U.S.

The United States has now seen more than 225,000 COVID-19 deaths, as daily fatalities due to the virus are rising again.

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Average deaths per day in the past two weeks are up 10%, climbing to almost 794 from 721 as of Sunday, according Johns Hopkins University. While that’s below the late-April high of more than 2,200 deaths each day, there are warnings about grim months ahead, with hundreds of thousands more deaths projected by February, according to an estimate from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

More than 8.7 million cases of the virus have now been confirmed across the country. In the last week alone, more than 83,000 new cases were reported for two consecutive days – all-time daily highs for the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. 

Europe is continuing to battle a fresh virus surge, promoting nations to impose sweeping restrictions.

Contributing: The Associated Press 

Members of the Wisconsin National Guard test residents for COVID-19 at a temporary test facility in the parking lot of the UMOS corporate headquarters on October 9, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Getty Images

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