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Midwestern states see drop in new virus cases

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Beverly Palazzi, Milton Giard
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Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:47:56-05

(AP) — After a punishing fall that left hospitals struggling, some Midwestern states are seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases.

But the signs of improvement are offset by the infection’s accelerating spread on both coasts.

States including Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska have seen a decrease in the numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19. All, however, are still experiencing an alarming number of deaths and hospitalizations because of the earlier surge of cases.

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