As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across the country, Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, begins a new curfew starting at 8 p.m. today. In El Paso, Texas, a curfew has also been imposed after the city hit full capacity on its ICU beds following a 300% jump in coronavirus hospitalizations in the last month.
The American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday around 800,000 children in the U.S. have already been infected by COVID-19 and that cases are rising.
In immigration news, scores of prisoners at Northwest Detention Center in Washington state have been placed in quarantine at the immigration prison after another employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to hold rallies in front of largely non-socially distanced and often unmasked crowds. On Monday, he again mocked the media for covering the pandemic.
President Donald Trump: ”COVID, COVID, COVID. That’s all they talk about, the fake news. COVID, COVID, COVID.”
In financial news, Wall Street tumbled Monday as talks over a new stimulus remain at a standstill and surging cases could lead to more lockdowns.