It’s estimated that 55 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s the highest level since the pandemic began and the third-highest since AAA began tracking the holiday in 2000.
At the same time, Covid cases have been steadily rising nationally, with the most recent 24-hour total being 111,386, according to John’s Hopkins.
That’s the highest number of new infections in a day since August 12. Given the proliferation of at-home tests, the real number is likely much higher, say experts.
The numbers are also much higher in certain regions of the country. Overall, the 7-day average number of new cases nationally is up 7% in the last two weeks, per the New York Times.Read more on deadline.com